News>OSI introduces new smartphone anonymous tip line
The Air Force Office of Speical Investigations rolled out several new ways for people to make anonymous tips via text message and a smart phone ap available for Apple and Android platforms. (U.S. Air Force graphic)
by Air Force Office of Special Investigations Public Affairs
10/11/2012 - QUANTICO, Va -- 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.