A new West Kentucky Crime Stoppers app will help residents connect with local law enforcement agencies from their cellphones.

Residents will be able to find information, view alerts and submit secure anonymous tips about crimes or suspicious activity.

The WKY Crime Stoppers app was developed by tip411 and is a power crime-fighting tools in the hands of community members of all ages. The app is available for download “free” from the Google Play Store or iTunes App Store.

The public can also text tips to police, allowing officers to respond with an anonymous two-way conversation. To send an anonymous text tip to police using a cell phone, text the keyword WKY and the message/tip to 847411 (tip411).

“Our mission is to reduce crime and the fear of crime through outstanding police services in partnership with the community,” said Paducah Police Chief Brandon Barnhill. “The addition of this new app and texting service will allow us to have an even deeper partnership with our residents.”

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