The Vienna Police Department is increasing its capabilities with a new smartphone application to help residents connect with the department to find information, view alerts and submit anonymous tips from their smartphone, the department announced on Wednesday.

Developed by tip411, the VIENNAWV PD app is available for download for free at the Google Play Store, iTunes App Store or by visiting the City of Vienna website at where the police department seal is the icon that identifies the new app.

The new VIENNAWV PD app enables the public to share anonymous tips with police and has the capability for Vienna PD personnel to respond back to create an anonymous two-way conversation. The system is 100 percent anonymous as the technology removes all identifying information before police see the tips and there is no way to identify the sender.

Residents in the City of Vienna who are without a smartphone will still be able to send an anonymous text tip via their cell phone to police by texting VIENNAPD and their message/tip to 847411 (tip411). Anonymous web tips can also be submitted through at, select the Police Department, then select tip411.

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