Redstone officials urge community to use iWatch Army app to report suspicious activity

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REDSTONE ARSENAL, AL-  "Most terrorism and crime historically has been stopped by local people who see something unusual and they report it to law enforcement," said Michael Malcolm of the U.S. Army Materiel Command's protection division.

That's why Redstone Arsenal wants to use your eyes and ears to patrol the Redstone community and keep it safe from dangerous activity.

"We're giving folks the ability to report suspicious or criminal activity using their smartphone very easily," said Malcolm.

By using the new app called iWatch Army,  users reporting drugs, weapons and other suspicious activities on Redstone Arsenal (and 20 other Army bases around the country) can do so with the touch of a button.

"A good report would include what you saw, where you were when you saw it , when and what was it about that made you suspicious or though it was worth reporting?" explained Malcolm.

You can include a picture or video with your tip and send it right through the app.

There is one thing iWatch Army is not meant to do though.

"It's not meant to replace 9-1-1.  If you have an emergency,  don't use the app; call 9-1-1," said Malcolm.

You can choose to make your report anonymous or not.

The app is available for iPhone and Android devices.

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