In a few weeks, Stannard said, the app will be updated to allow anyone to submit a tip anonymously.
Fifteen-year-old Kaylen Stockdale said she and her friends said she is not sure whether she would feel comfortbale using the app, even if it is anonymous.
“For weeks, I would be paranoid,” Stockdale said. “I would be wondering, ‘Could the person know who I am?’”
“Some of these kids today think that police are a bad thing — they’re not. They need to know they’re there to help, not harm,” said Dana Smithson.
Smithson is from Springfield. She said that if Springfield Police or the Clark County Sheriff’s Office created a similar app, she would download it “quickly.”
The app is also a valuable tool for those looking for information on traffic crashes or incident reports, inter-department phone numbers and CCW courses.
Anyone with access to Google Play or the iTunes app store can download the app in seconds. Just search “Fairborn PD.”