Wednesday, October 8, 2014

ICE smartphone app helps locate child predators and rescue their victims


On October 7, 2014 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that Operation Predator app is now available for Android smartphones. It’s also available in Spanish for both Apple and Android versions. The Spanish language versions of the app are built-in to the iOS and Android applications. Users who already have the iOS version should update the app or download it fresh from the Apple Store or iTunes.

The award-winning Operation Predator app is the first U.S. federal law enforcement app, designed to seek the public's help with fugitive and suspected child predators. It allows users to receive alerts about child predators, share the information via email and social media tools and provide information to ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) by calling or submitting an online tip. It also showcases news about arrests and prosecutions of child predators, as well as other resources related to child exploitation.