Anonymous tips submitted via the Clovis, NM Police Department’s tip411 mobile app helped the agency identify a suspect in a recent shooting case, according to the agency command staff.

Captain Roman Romero wants citizens to get involved and report what they know about crimes in their neighborhood. Romero encourages citizens to download the Clovis PD mobile app, developed by tip411, if they want to submit anonymous tips to the agency.

“We will always need the public’s help,” Romero said. “Help us help you. Clovis will become what you want it to become.”

Chief Roy Rice said the police department has a plan and is tackling the violence that has increased this year.

“We formed a unit,” Rice said. “We’ve plotted out what night is most likely to have shots fired incidents. One member of our task force watches entries on social media.”

Rice said officers will soon be going into schools and meeting with students.

“We are doing whatever we can,” Rice said. “We have units rolling. We have manpower in the street.”

Clovis, NM residents can submit a tip via text message to by texting the keyword CLOVISPD and then their tip and sending it to 847411. Residents can also download the free Clovis PD mobile app on the iPhone App Store or the Google Play Store.

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