From Army CID
The Army community and American public now have the ability to use their computers and smartphones to submit tips about crimes, suspicious activity or threats to the U.S. Army’s Criminal Investigation Command via a new digital crime tips system.
The CID crime tips system recently transitioned to a web-based and smartphone app submission method. The public can access the system via any Internet-connected device by visiting, http://www.cid.army.mil/. In addition to the web interface, the app is for submission of tips and is available for free download from the Apple Store and Google Play at http://www.p3tips.com/app.aspx?ID=325.
According to CID’s implementation project manager, Special Agent Christopher Adams, the new system provides users a safe, secure and anonymous method to report criminal activity and security threats without concerns of retaliation or fear.
He explained that whenever a person submits a tip online, the completed form is securely transferred directly to Army CID through a Secure Sockets Layer connection, which means that the tips are encrypted, entirely confidential and completely anonymous. Users can also attach images, videos and documents with their tips.
“This new system is the ideal solution for ‘tipsters’ to report criminal activities or suspicious activity anonymously. Tips received will be seamlessly assigned to various units for further investigation. Additionally, persons providing anonymous tips will have the ability to communicate with the CID Agents,” Adams said.
He added, “After submitting a tip, a tip reference/ID number is created that allows the tipster to create a password to check the status of the submitted tip or check on the status of a reward – if applicable. So do not misplace your ID number, as it will be needed to check on the status of your tip.”