Have you downloaded the new DART Say Something app? If you ride on our trains and buses, you’ll want to have this app on your phone. It allows you to report incidents to DART Police more discreetly than making a phone call.
A drop-down menu allows you to select the type of activity you want to report, as well as the location. You can submit photos and video, and there is a notes field that allows you to type any additional information before hitting “send report.”
Two-way communication allows police dispatchers to request further details.
“Many people are afraid to call the police during a situation, but no one pays attention if you are typing on your smartphone,” DART Police Chief James Spiller said. “The DART Say Something app allows customers to send updates to dispatchers on what’s happening without being noticed. Having instant, detailed information from witnesses on the scene will help us resolve incidents faster.”
The free DART Say Something app by ELERTS is available for iPhone and Android devices in the App Store and on Google Play.
Non-smartphone users can call the system’s text-a-tip service at 214-256-1819.
DART employees will be out March 7, from 7-9 a.m. promoting the #DARTSaySomething app. Those that have the app on their phones just might receive some fun giveaways.
Learn more about the DART Say Something app at http://www.dart.org/riding/dartpoliceelerts.asp.