The Garden City Police Dept. (GCPD) has released a new app to help residents connect with the department to find information, view alerts and submit anonymous tips on-the-go, the GCPD announced Monday.

The department said its new Garden City GA PD app, developed by tip411, puts crime-fighting in the hands of members of the Garden City community.

“Our goal is to provide the protection of individual life and liberty, while maintaining a peaceful and stable community,” said Garden City Police Chief Gilbert C. Ballard. “We believe our new Garden City GA PD app from tip411 will help greatly enhance our ability to deliver on our department’s mission by engaging community members of all ages to help fight crime.” The new Garden City GA PD app enables the public to share an anonymous tip with police and lets officers respond back to create an anonymous two-way conversation.

GCPD said the app’s tip system is 100% anonymous, as all identifying information is removed before police see the tips and there is no way to identify the sender.

“We’ve listened to feedback from partners like Garden City Police and have built a more advanced and innovative product to help departments better engage their communities,” said tip411 President Terry Halsch. “The Garden City GA PD 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 app is available for free via. the Google Play Store, the iTunes App Store or on the department’s website by clicking here.

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