- New user experience
- Added the ability to take a photo and video
- Added the ability to send a voice recorded tip
- Added left side menu for viewing public safety news
- Added GPS with map function
- Added support for iPhone 5, 6 and 6 Plus
- Added iOS 8.0 and 8.1 support
iWatch North East Ohio puts crime tipping and crime reporting into the palm of your hand, allowing individuals to get crime information and submit crime tips to law enforcement on their cell phones or PDAs. It is provided free of charge by the five counties of North East Ohio Sheriffs, Police, Mass Transit, Housing, the Cleveland Clinic, Animal Protective Services, the Park Districts and helps citizens support the Department of Homeland Security agenda, See Something, Say Something.
iWatch North East Ohio was established to raise awareness for crime prevention, generate public support for local crime fighting efforts and deepen the relationship between law enforcement and communities.
By simply clicking on the iWatch North East Ohio app icon on their smartphone (which is free to download), a citizen or visitor can submit a tip. The mobile app allows individuals to report on crimes they have seen or as they happen. The system allows the user to upload text messages, static images or video for review by law enforcement, including pictures of criminals and criminal activity so that law enforcement can have even greater detail from the tipster.
Because iWatch North East Ohio uses global positioning technology, the system intelligently forwards information to the North East Regional Fusion Center. Then based on the tip information the tip is transmitted to the proper law enforcement agency.
With the click of a button, an individual can submit an anonymous text tip, an email, or a detailed form as they travel from street to street and from neighborhood to neighborhood in real time. If an individual has information, photos or videos relating to a reported crime, they can send it to law enforcement just as easily from their handheld device or from their PC.
Tipsters can either provide information anonymously or disclose their own identity. "iWatch puts incredible power back in the hands of the public to help stop crime. Now the Law Enforcement of North East Ohio can enable merchants, schools, groups, neighborhoods and individuals have a way to actually assist in crime solving by providing information directly to law enforcement, whether it's after the fact or even if it's happening right now."
- June 04, 2014 Initial release
- February 12, 2015 New version 16.2.0