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By Pilar Owens
TALON 

STOPit TOGETHER

 

August 17, 2018

INTERIM BLOOMFIELD POLICE CHIEF RANDON MATTHEWS-PHOTO BY SUZANNE MOORE.

by Pilar Owens, TALON

Interim Bloomfield Police Chief Randon Matthews has started a TOGETHER initiative. TOGETHER stands for Training, Outreach, Growing Relationships, Engaging, Teamwork, Helping, Energizing, and Responsive. Each category has specific activities associated with it.

Under the Responsive category falls the STOPit app, which the Bloomfield Police Department will launch on August 27 at the Bloomfield Cultural Center at the 5:45 pm Neighborhood Watch Meeting (the Neighborhood Watch program falls under the Teamwork category). Chief Matthews said the app is for reporting non-emergency concerns and said "We think it (the app) allows the community to speak freely to us (police officers)...I think the community is ready for it."

Bloomfield PD has tested the app, and over the past two weeks, they have been able to make two arrests using it. According to a August 13 press release from Bloomfield PD, "With STOPit, citizens can submit anonymous tip reports containing text, photos, or video. Assigned law enforcement are then able to manage these tips in a backend incident management system. The platform provides efficient and powerful investigative tools including the ability to message back with the reporter, which will allow us to address issues instantly."

 

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