Deputies Launch iWatch Program
The terrorism in Boston is more than a thousand miles away, but law officers say Florida ranks third in domestic terror in the country. That's why several agencies in North Central Florida are now apart of the launch of iWatch.
It's a new website that allows you to send in tips on suspicious incidents or something you think isn't right. The website has a list of things that could qualify as terrorism. It's an initiative meant to stop a problem before it starts.
"It's a matter of recognizing that we need citizens' involvement in our communities to protect our communities. We can respond to different incidents. We're very good at being first responders. We're well trained, well equipped, but we'd rather prevent something from happening," Sheriff Sadie Darnell (Alachua County Sheriff's Office) said.
The website launched yesterday with the help of a $150,000 grant. Every law enforcement agency in each county is participating. The counties that are participating here are Marion, Levy, Gilchrist, Union, Putnam, and Bradford Counties.
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