Chelmsford PD Chief James Spinney announced on Aug. 20 the launch of the Chelmsford PD app that aims to help residents connect with the department, find information, view alerts and submit anonymous tips from their smartphone and smart devices.
Beginning Aug. 20, residents can download the app for free and use the Chelmsford PD app to submit tips and information to the Chelmsford Police Department via the app, text, a link on the town website and a link embedded on the police department’s Facebook page. Sign-up is available either online or on a mobile device. Residents can download the app through a link on the town website and an informational video can be viewed at https://bit.ly/3l3GT6Z.
“We strongly encourage residents to download the Chelmsford PD app to stay informed and access information at their convenience,” said Spinney. “This easy-to-use app allows residents to send and receive important alerts directly on their mobile devices and lets us reach a significant percentage of the community in an instant during an emergency.”
Developed by tip411, any tips sent through the Chelmsford PD app will be completely anonymous and all identifying information is removed before police receive a tip. The public may share an anonymous tip with police and officers can respond back to create an anonymous two-way conversation. Tips received can be managed and sorted by police.
The Chelmsford Police Department can also send out messages through the app dashboard for residents to receive by text, Twitter, Facebook and app notification. With the app, the police department can now send out and receive information all on one platform.
Police may broadcast emergency messages statewide to any person who has the Chelmsford PD app and approximately 30 police departments use the app in Massachusetts.
Residents in Chelmsford without a smartphone may still send an anonymous text tip via their cell phone to police by texting “CHELMSFORDPD” and their message/tip to 847411.