Scottsboro Police is launching a new avenue to help fight crime and the residents have a big hand in the process.

The department is introducing an app that provides a direct and fast link from the community to officers. “It allows the community residents to send us tips confidentially,” Scottsboro Police Chief Ralph Dawe says.

The tip411 application allows residents to engage with the police department from the palm of their hand via their smart phone or from a computer.

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