The East Providence, RI Police Department launched a new way to help residents stay safe in the event of crimes. Police worked with tip411 to develop the East Providence PD mobile app that allows residents to submit anonymous tips to officers, find information and view alerts.
“Our goal is to make it easy for the people of East Providence to communicate with our department, and, by working together, continue to make East Providence an exceptional place to live, work and visit,” Police Chief Christopher Francesconi said. “With our new mobile app, we have added another way for the community to access our department so that we may respond to any concerns and continue to keep our community safe.”
Citizens can share information with East Providence PD by by texting the keyword EPPOLICE and sending their message/tip to 847411. The East Providence PD app is available for free via the Google Play Store and Apple App Store.
Funding for the project came from the East Bay Regional Coalition, East Providence Prevention Coalition, and the Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities & Hospitals.