January 4, 2011
More than 5,000 ready to text a tip to police
People in the thousands have registered for the police’s text messaging service, launched in North Zealand police district (located north of Copenhagen) last November. More than 5,000 citizens are now ready to help the police solve crimes by use of their phones, reports the Copenhagen Post Online.
We’re absolutely delighted with the support for our initiative,” Lisbeth Jessen of the North Zealand Police told local news website lokalavisen.dk.
In the six instances where the text messaging network has been used, it has either been about burglaries or missing senior citizens. And in all six cases the police say they response from the public has been immense.
Jessen, however, stressed that citizens would not be called on to assist in cases that could be considered dangerous.
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