WASHINGTON — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) "Operation Predator" smartphone app received honorable mention for "Best App" in the PR News' 2014 Social Media Icon Awards June 2 in New York City.
The app, designed to seek the public's help with locating suspected child predators, was one of eight finalists vying for the award.
This first of its kind smart phone app was designed and developed by ICE Web Content Manager, under the supervision and direction of ICE Strategic Communication Director Cori W. Bassett.
The Operation Predator app – currently compatible with Apple's iPhone and iPod Touch – lets users receive alerts about known fugitive and unknown suspect child predators, share the information with friends via email and social media tools and provide information to ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) by calling or submitting an online tip.
Additional features of the app include news about arrests and prosecutions of child predators, and resources for the public from ICE and its global partners in the fight against child exploitation.
Download the app through Apple's App Store or iTunes. Users with the app already installed can check the App Store's updates list for the newest version. An Android version of the app is planned for the near future.