June 17, 2021

Crime Stoppers of Great Bend and Barton County implement new tech to keep community safe

GREAT BEND, Kan. (KSNW) – Crime Stoppers of Great Bend and Barton County are working to further protect the community and provide a seamless way for community members to help curb crime.

The Great Bend/Barton County organization was one of Kansas’ first Crime Stoppers organizations. From its start in 1984 to now nearly 40 years later, although the goal of preventing and solving crimes is the same, the way it’s done, looks quite different.

The group introduced new technology optimizing how people submit crime-related tips. Its partnering with the Texas-based company, Anderson Software, utilizing its secure and anonymous P3 intel. It’s called P3 tips.

“That program has evolved into a worldwide app and web-based program that people can use to report tips,” said Jere Buehler, Great Bend and Barton County Crime Stoppers Board Member.

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