New app allows South Bay students to report crime

Chula Vista kids can use app to report crime
Posted at 10:55 AM, Jul 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-23 14:22:37-04

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) -- Students in the South Bay now have an easier way to report illegal activity on campus.

The Sweetwater Union High School District and Chula Vista Police are teaming up with Crime Stoppers to roll out the Students Speaking Out program, a push to get students to use the app called P3Tips to report things to the police. 

Students can download the app on their cell phone or on their school-issued Ipads. If they see something they'd like to report, they open the app and send a message, similar to a text message, and it goes directly to Crime Stoppers.

They app rolled out in February and since then the police department has received 29 valid tips. One tip even led to several arrests for school burglaries. 

If a tip leads to an arrest, there is a monetary reward for the student. All tips are anonymous and the app is free.