SOMERVILLE NJ – Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson and Somerset County Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor announced that the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office has partnered with STOPit, based in Bedminster, N.J., a leading provider of comprehensive, anonymous reporting software solutions that deters and mitigates bullying, harassment, and illegal behaviors.
Prosecutor Robertson stated that with this morning’s launch of “Somerset Strong” all Somerset County residents, including parents, friends and loved ones will have a safe, secure and anonymous way to report or request treatment service information relating to the opioid crisis by way of an app on their mobile devices.
Since its launch four years ago, the Stopit program through their app has helped schools across the nation to protect over 2 million students from cyberbullying, harassment and other harmful and inappropriate conduct. By expanding with the Somerset County law enforcement community, citizens will now be able to assist county and municipal agencies through live text messaging.
The text messages will be received by personnel from the Somerset County Communications Center along with detectives from the Prosecutor’s Office.
Prosecutor Robertson stressed that this app does not replace 9-1-1and that individuals needing immediate assistance are to continue dialing 9-1-1.
The Stopit app can be downloaded for free onto your mobile device from the iTunes App Store or the Google Play Store. Once downloaded, you can access “Somerset Strong” by entering the access code: SOMERSETNJ
"I am confident we are on the right path, not only to raise awareness of the dangers associated with heroin and opioid abuse, but also to assist the population in helping others," said Robertson. "We need the communities help in fighting this epidemic, and with everyone now having access to the STOPit app, we will continue to save even more lives.”