The Hermiston Police Department (28 sworn officers) is increasing its crime-fighting arsenal with a new app to help residents connect with the department to find information, view alerts, and submit anonymous tips from their smartphone.
This new tool puts the power back into the community by providing a safe, 100% anonymous way to provide tips to a police officer and open a two-way communication system where photos and videos can be used.
“In partnership with our diverse community, our mission is to create and maintain a safe environment with the reduction of crime through problem-oriented and community-based policing strategies,” said Hermiston Police Chief Jason Edmiston. “We believe our new Hermiston PD app from tip411 will help us do just that by working together with our residents to maintain a high quality of life for those who live and visit our community.”
The Hermiston Police Department mobile app is available to download for free from the Google Play Store and the iTunes App Store. Citizens can also submit an anonymous text tip via their cell phone by texting the keyword “HPDTIP” and their message/tip to 847411.
- Hermiston Herald: Hermiston police launch app to report tips, receive alerts
- Northeast Oregon Now: HPD Launches tip411 System for Anonymous Tips, & to Receive Alerts
- Elkhorn Media Group: HPD launches tip app
- Facebook: Hermiston Police Department