FREEPORT POLICE DEPARTMENT LAUNCES TIP411, ANONYMOUS CRIME-TIP SYSTEM
The Freeport Police Department is increasing its crime-fighting arsenal with a new app to help residents connect with the department to find information, view alerts, and submit anonymous tips from their smartphone.
Developed by tip411, the Freeport PD app puts a powerful new crime-fighting tool into the hands of community members of all ages. The Freeport PD app is available for download for free via the Google Play Store, iTunes App Store or on our website at https://cityoffreeport.org/freeport-pd-tip411/.
“The men and women of the Freeport Police Department are committed to providing efficient, professional police services to the citizens of Freeport, and are dedicated to promoting a partnership between the community and law enforcement,” said Freeport Police Chief Matthew Summers. “Everyone plays an important part in helping to make our city safe, beautiful, and a great place to live, work, and play, and that’s why I believe our new Freeport PD app will be an important tool in that work.”
The new Freeport PD app enables the public to share an anonymous tip with police and lets officers respond back to create an anonymous two-way conversation.
The Freeport PD app and tip411 anonymous Text-a-Tip System are 100% anonymous, as the technology removes all identifying information before police see the tips and there is no way to identify the sender.
Those without a smartphone can share information with police by sending an anonymous text tip via their cell phone to police by texting keyword FREEPORTPD and their message/tip to 847411 (tip411). Anonymous web tips can also be submitted via the department’s website.