Port Wentworth Police Department is 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 Port Wentworth PD app puts a powerful new crime-fighting tool into the hands of community members of all ages. The Port Wentworth PD app is available for download for free via the Google Play Store, iTunes App Store, or by visiting the Port Wentworth Police Department website at www.cityofportwentworth.com.

“The City of Port Wentworth Police Department is committed to working closely with all segments of the general public and government to preserve peace and provide a safe environment for the people who live and work in our community,” said Captain James Hollingsworth. “I believe our new Port Wentworth PD app will help to ensure we deliver the high quality of law enforcement our community deserves.”

The new Port Wentworth PD app enables the public to share an anonymous tip with police and lets officers respond back — an anonymous two-way conversation.

“We’ve listened to feedback from partners like Port Wentworth Police and have built a more advanced and innovative product to help departments better engage their communities,” said tip411 President Terry Halsch. “The Port Wentworth PD app powered by tip411will greatly improve the public’s access to agency alerts, social media channels, important information, and more to help fight crime.”

The Port Wentworth PD app and tip411 anonymous text a tip system are 100% anonymous, as the technology removes all identifying information before police see the tips and there is no way to identify the sender.

Residents in Port Wentworth without a smartphone can share information with police by sending an anonymous text tip via their cell phone to police by texting keyword PWPD and their message/tip to 847411 (tip411). Anonymous web tips can also be submitted through the department’s website at www.cityofportwentworth.com

On November 29, 2019, The Port Wentworth Police received an anonymous tip which resulted into five (5) juvenile arrest for breaking into a house in the Rice Creek Subdivision. We have received several other neighborhood traffic complaints in which officers were dispatched to.

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