New on­line ways to re­port crime

The Compass - - OPINION -

New­found­land and Labrador Crime Stop­pers is now ac­cept­ing anony­mous tips through Twit­ter and Face­book.

As of Mon­day, Sept. 13, any­one with in­for­ma­tion on a case of crim­i­nal ac­tiv­ity in the prov­ince can sub­mit their in­for­ma­tion on­line.

The in­for­ma­tion will run to an out­side server that will re­move the sender’s IP ad­dress ( lo­ca­tion), pro­vid­ing anonymity for sub­mis­sions.

The Twit­ter ac­count is avail­able at twit­ter. com/ NFLDS­topcrime.

All plat­forms are also avail­able at www.nl­crimestop­pers.com.

“ New­found­land and Labrador Crime Stop­pers went in this di­rec­tion to re­main both cur­rent and rel­e­vant,” stated pro­vin­cial Crime Stop­pers co­or­di­na­tor, Cpl. Steve Cono­han, in an e-mail.

In ad­di­tion to ac­cept­ing tips, the Face­book page for Crime Stop­pers will of­fer videos on topics such as: se­niors fraud, elder abuse, cy­ber­bul­ly­ing, in­ter­net child lur­ing and hu­man traf­fick­ing.

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