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'Hot Spot' is new crime reporting tool offered by Delray Beach police

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Posted at 4:24 PM, Sep 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-09 19:26:37-04

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. — Delray Beach police have a new way for people to report crime. It’s called Hot Spot.

Chief Jarvaro Sims said the program was used in the 90s and is a way for people to remain anonymous.

"It is easy, and it is free, and it is anonymous," said Chief Sims.

Hot Spot is a post card or an online questionnaire. People can fill out the information about the crime they have seen or are aware of.

The postcard requires no postage and will be at all city buildings. Delray Beach police have already received some Hot Spot reports.

"We have several online submissions that we are looking into currently," said Chief Sims.

Sims said they want to provide the community the best protection possible, and Hot Spot adds another layer to their communication with the pubic.

"We both have the same goal in mind which is to make the community safer," Chief Sims said.