GREENFIELD — Officials with the Greenfield Police Department (GPD) are 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 GPD app puts a powerful new crime-fighting tool into the hands of community members of all ages. The GPD app is available for download free via the Google Play Store, iTunes App Store or at www.greenfieldin.org/government/police-department.
“The mission of the Greenfield Police Department is to preserve the peace, provide for a safe environment, and enhance the quality of life in the City of Greenfield through strong community partnerships and excellence in policing,” GPD Chief Brian Hartman said. “We believe our new tip411 app will help us do just that by giving our residents a safe, easy and secure way to contact us with information.”
The new GPD app enables the public to share an anonymous tip with police and lets officers respond back to create an anonymous two-way conversation.
“We’ve listened to feedback from partners like Greenfield Police and have built a more advanced and innovative product to help departments better engage their communities,” tip411 President Terry Halsch said. “The Greenfield PD app, powered by tip411, will greatly improve the public’s access to agency alerts, social media channels, important information, and more to help fight crime.”
The GPD app and tip411 anonymous text a tip system are 100% anonymous. 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 GPDTIP and their message/tip to 847411 (tip411). Anonymous web tips can also be submitted via the department’s website at www.greenfieldin.org/government/police-department.