Developed by tip411, the WKY Crime Stoppers app puts a powerful new crime-fighting tool into the hands of community members of all ages.  The app is available for download at no charge via the Google Play Store or the iTunes App Store.

The public also can text message tips to police allowing the officers to respond creating 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.”

West Kentucky Crime Stoppers Chairperson Pam Spencer said, “We believe the public is our greatest resource to law enforcement.  The decision to engage the services of tip411 was based on expanding the opportunities for the public and police to share important information to keep our communities safe.”

Watch this video that the City of Paducah, KY and West Kentucky Crime Stoppers produced to inform residents about tip411, how to use it, and how they can help fight crime with it.