Clearwater Police introduces Tip411 app for Android users | Crime
Clearwater, Florida -- The Clearwater Police Department has unveiled its new Clearwater PD Tip411 app for Android users.
The app enables the public to send anonymous tips to police and also allows police to respond back, creating a two-way anonymous "chat."
CPD launched a similar app in 2011 for iPhones and is now expanding its reach into the Android market.
Since beginning the Tip411 program, CPD has received over 890 anonymous tips with information that has directly led to, or assisted in 21 arrests. As a result of the tips received, the department has seized cocaine, marijuana and prescription medication.
"This mobile app alleviates time and technology barriers. Anyone can send us information - including pictures- whenever or wherever that person chooses," said Clearwater Police Chief Anthony Holloway. "We're hopeful that a greater accessibility from more phones will mean more information."
The new Clearwater PD Tip411 Android app can be downloaded free of charge by visiting the Police Departments website at www.clearwaterpolice.org (go to the tip411 section on the home page).
Citizens can also send an anonymous tip to the Clearwater Police Department by texting the word CWPD and their tip to 847411(tip411). Anonymous web tips can also be submitted from our website at www.clearwaterpolice.org or our Facebook page www.facebook.com/ClearwaterPolice (click submit a tip tab).
Tip411 was developed Citizen Observer. The company's technology removes all identifying information before received by the police department, so there's no way to identify the sender. It's 100% anonymous.
Release courtesy Clearwater Police Department.