The Fairfield Police Department is increasing its crime fighting arsenal with a new app to help residents connect with the department to find information, and submit anonymous tips from their smartphone about crimes.

Developed by the mobilized community engagement company, Tip411, the Fairfield PD app puts a new crime-fighting tool into the hands of community members of all ages.

The Fairfield PD app is available for download for free via the Google Play Store, iTunes App Store or on the Fairfield Police Department’s website at

“The Fairfield Police Department is dedicated to maintaining a safe community, protecting life and property, reducing crime and the fear of crime and to performing its function in a manner which promotes public trust and confidence,” Fairfield Chief of Police Robert Kalamaras said in a statement. “Our new Fairfield PD app from Tip411 will make it easier for us to partner directly with our residents in order to increase the safety of our community.”

The Fairfield PD app and Tip411 anonymous text a tip system are 100 percent anonymous, as the technology removes all identifying information before police see the tips, and there is no way to identify the sender. It also lets officers respond back to create an anonymous two-way conversation.

“We’ve listened to feedback from partners like Fairfield Police and have built a more advanced and innovative product to help departments better engage their communities,” Tip411 President Terry Halsch said. “The Fairfield 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.”

People, who are without a smartphone, can share information with police by sending an anonymous text tip via their cell phone to police by texting the keyword, FPDCT, and their message/tip to 847411 (tip411). Anonymous web tips can also be submitted via the department’s website at

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