Citizen tips are often a valuable source of information for the Jackson Police Department as they investigate crimes. However, given the cultural stigma surrounding "snitching" in some communities, citizens are not always willing to offer tips for fear of being labeled as a "snitch", and being retaliated against. We aimed to provide an electronic tip submission system that allows citizens to text the JPD, while remaining anonymous within their community.
More detailed project documentation including written reports and publicity materials may be found on our Seelio site.
Team Members: Yeshesvi Kadiyala & Angela Ng