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OSI introduces new smartphone anonymous tip line

QUANTICO, Va. (AFNS) -- The Air Force Office of Special Investigations has opened its first anonymous tip line that allows submissions from the Internet, via SMS (texting) or using a smartphone application.

The application was created in order to capitalize on cyberspace and engage the Air Force community more effectively, officials said.

"This tool will allow anyone to provide OSI with completely anonymous tips on everything from illegal drugs, theft and terrorist activities to potential insider threats," said Special Agent Daron Hartvigsen, OSI Cyber Investigations and Operations. "Even better, the online and app versions allow individuals to send in photos."

The application also allows for agents to request more information from the concerned tipster without jeopardizing the tipster's anonymity. All three avenues allow the tipster to check on the results of their tips.

The direct link to the anonymous Internet tip line is https://www.tipsubmit.com/WebTips.aspx?AgencyID=1111.

Individuals can find the app in both the Android and Apple store as TipSubmit Mobile. They can also send in tips by texting 'AFOSI' and their tip to 274637 (CRIMES).

To download a trifold with detailed instructions on the program, click here: http://www.osi.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-121001-036.pdf.

(Courtesy of the Air Force Office of Special Investigations Public Affairs Office.)