Township residents are now able to receive public safety alerts from police and submit tips to police about criminal activity, all on their cellphones.

The Green Township Police Department launched the tip411 alert system from Citizen Observer. The program is an interactive way to keep the community connected and informed through email, text message and online safety alerts.

Through tip411, the public can also report crimes and suspicious activity directly to police by sending anonymous text messages from their cellphones.

“We believe an informed community is a safer community,” Green Township Police Chief Bart West said. “The new tip411 system allows our department to engage with the public and share information that will help make Green Township a safer place.”

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