The Orangeburg Department of Public Safety is launching a new app to help residents connect directly to officers.

The new Orangeburg DPS mobile app, powered by tip411, is free to download and lets users find information, view alerts, and submit anonymous tips from their phone.

According to Chief of Orangeburg Police, Charles Austin, once a tip is submitted, an officer will respond — creating an anonymous two-way conversation.

“We believe in strong community relationships. And we believe this certainly will be another step toward improving our delivery of services. And we believe that the new app will help us work closely to our residents in terms of making our community as safe as it can be,” says Chief Austin.

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

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