STATE PATROL TEAMS WITH COMCAST TO CATCH CROOKS
July 30, 2009
(SEATTLE, WA) – The Washington State Patrol and Comcast announced Thursday a new public service initiative to help the Washington State Patrol locate fugitives and provide vital information about missing and wanted persons through “Comcast On Demand.”
The new feature called Police Blotter On Demand will feature video profiles on Comcast Cable TV of vehicular assault/homicide suspects, missing persons and individuals from the Washington State Patrol’s “Most Wanted” list.
The profiles, beginning today in Western Washington, give residents an opportunity to anonymously help authorities by providing any known information or tips on the persons in question. Police Blotter On Demandis available free of charge to Comcast Digital Cable customers throughout Western Washington.
One of the key elements of the State Patrol’s crime prevention program is the ability to remain anonymous. In addition to Police Blotter On Demand, the Washington State Patrol has set up a system where callers can, if they choose, submit anonymous information either through email or telephone.
“We’re pleased to have Comcast join us in our crime fighting efforts by offering this unique service to its viewers and we’re excited about the possibilities this technology offers,” said State Patrol Captain Steve Burns in a statement.
To view Police Blotter On Demand, Comcast Digital Cable customers can tune
to Channel 1 on their Digital Cable lineup or press the On Demand button on
their remote control, then click on the “Get Local” section.
Comcast Corporation is a leading provider of entertainment, information and communication services. Comcast has over 24 million cable TV customers.