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2011-04-11 07:20:00

SALT LAKE CITY, April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CrimeReports, creators of the National Crime Map, today announced the launch of the TipSubmit Mobile app for Android and iPhone. The app is the first mobile application that lets the public anonymously submit tips to law enforcement agencies to help solve and prevent crime. Users of the free app may now submit secure and anonymous tips to Crime Stoppers programs, law enforcement agencies or school safety officers and administrators. The...

2011-02-15 08:00:00

The new software tool is the first anonymous and fully featured crime tipping mobile app for iPhone SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CrimeReports, creators of the National Crime Map, today announced the launch of the TipSubmit Mobile app for iPhone. The app is the first anonymous and fully featured iPhone application that lets the public submit tips to law enforcement agencies to help solve and prevent crime. Users of the free iPhone app may now submit secure and...

2010-09-21 00:00:00

STAMFORD, Conn., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Purdue Pharma L.P. announces the launch of its new pharmacy crime prevention tool: Twitter.com/rxpatrol. Pharmacy staff, law enforcement officials and loss prevention personnel can follow updates about pharmacy robberies, burglaries and potential threats in their area and nationwide. The tweets provide safety and security tips for pharmacy staff that may help them better protect customers and their businesses. Followers also receive notices for...

2010-07-26 13:22:00

ATLANTA, July 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Crime Stoppers Atlanta announced the launch of a new website, www.CrimeStoppersAtlanta.org , to engage metro Atlanta citizens through social media tools and provide them with a comprehensive source of information to help keep their communities safe. The new website extends the reach of law enforcement and helps foster communication with the public to further metro-wide efforts to get criminals off the streets and behind bars. "The Crime Stoppers Atlanta...

2010-05-21 11:18:00

HOUSTON, May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Energy Security Council (ESC) honored the Permian Basin Oilfield Theft Task Force, a collaborative effort of local, state and federal law enforcement officials, for making 50 arrests and solving West Texas oilfield crimes. The task force action resulted in recovered equipment and product and millions of dollars in restitution. ESC estimated Permian Basin oilfield thefts resulted in $78 million in losses during 2005-2007. The economic impact and...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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