Jamaicans get new software to report crime

Jamaicans got another method of reporting criminal activities on Wednesday when the University of Technology (UTech) and CrimeStop Jamaica launched the 311tips.com software.

The launch took place in UTech’s Shared Facilities Building, where Sandra Glasgow, chairperson of the National Crime Prevention Fund, which operates CrimeStop Jamaica and president of UTech, Professor Stephen Vasciannie signed the terms of the agreement.

Sandra Glasgow, chairperson of the National Crime Prevention Fund

The School of Information and Technology’s Faculty of Engineering and Computing at UTech built the software with the assistance of other faculties

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President of UTech, Professor Stephen Vasciannie

It will allow individuals who witness or know about criminal activity to send information anonymously to CrimeStop.

No data about the individuals or their whereabouts will be given to CrimeStop, as only the code generated by the software will be available. This code will not be able to be traced but will be used to give the necessary rewards.

The software is owned by UTech but will allow CrimeStop the use under the terms of the agreement.