Your phone could be a key witness
IF YOU observe an incident you think should be reported to authorities you now have the handy option of using the phone app iWitnessed to immediately record the details.
Retired assistant commissioner of police and now chairman of Crime Stoppers Queensland, Andy Henderson, said it was imperative a person not only took note of an incident, but also immediately made a record of it.
“Having it by phone, you have a number of ways you can record it – by typing it in, or talking to the phone and recording it, or you can use your phone to take a photograph,” Mr Henderson said.
“The important thing is you are getting an accurate record as quickly as possible after the actual incident has occurred.”
iWitnessed is a free app that can be downloaded for both iPhones and android phones.
It has been developed to help witnesses record detailed accounts of any type of event at the earliest opportunity and in a way that helps preserve the memory of the event.
The information is not automatically sent to the police, but you can choose to share it with them.
The app can be used by witnesses and victims to record what was seen or heard at a traffic accident or a major incident, or for recording ongoing family violence incidents.
To download iWitnessed, go to Google Play or the Apple Store.
If you don’t have a mobile phone or don’t want to use the app, you can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or go to crimestoppers.com.au.
If a situation is urgent, phone 000.