The new Akron PD app, developed by tip411, is being used by the Akron, OH Police Department in an effort to help residents connect with the department to find information, view alerts and submit anonymous tips.

“Our mission is to serve the community of Akron in a collaborative effort to enhance the quality of life through crime prevention, enforcement of laws, promotion of safety, and reduction of fear,” said Akron Police Chief Stephen L. Mylett. “We believe our new Akron PD app from tip411 will help us do just that by making it easier for our community to connect with us to make Akron a safer place for all to live, work, and visit.”

The app enables the public to share an anonymous tip with police, as well as allows officers to respond back, creating an anonymous two-way conversation.

The Akron PD app and the tip411 system are 100% anonymous, as the technology removes all identifying information before police see the tips. The is no way to identify the sender.

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

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