The Macomb County Sheriff’s Office is increasing its crime-fighting arsenal with a new app to help residents connect with the Sheriff’s Office to find information, view alerts, and submit anonymous tips from their smartphone.

Developed by tip411, the MacombCo Sheriff app puts a powerful new crime-fighting tool into the hands of community members of all ages. The MacombCo Sheriff app is available for download for free via the Google Play Store or iTunes App Store.

“The Macomb County Sheriff’s Office is committed to improving the quality of life in our county through connecting with our residents,” Macomb County Sheriff Anthony M. Wickersham said. “I believe our new app will help us work with our residents to keep our communities safe.”

“We’ve listened to feedback from communities like Macomb County and have built a more advanced and innovative product to help agencies better engage their residents,” said tip411 President Terry Halsch. “The MacombCo Sheriff app powered by tip411 will greatly improve the public’s access to agency alerts, social media channels, important information, and more to help fight crime.”

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

The MacombCo Sheriff app is not meant for emergencies, or even the urgent need of police assistance. Always call 9-1-1 for all emergency situations. The tip411 app is for providing information after a crime has occurred or to let the Sheriff’s Office know about on-going issues in a community.

Residents in Macomb County without a smartphone can send an anonymous text tip via their cell phone to deputies by texting keyword MCSO and their message/tip to 847411 (tip411). Anonymous web tips can also be submitted through the Sheriff’s Office website at