The Fort Myers Police Department launched a new way for people to report non-emergency crimes directly to officers anonymously.
The feature, called “Tip411” is part of the department’s revamped website, and comes in the form of an app.
The feature removes all identifying information from the tipster after a tip is submitted to ensure anonymity.
Police said that the feature is not meant to replace an emergency call to 911, but instead will guarantee 100 percent anonymity to anyone wishing to report a crime, danger, or suspicious activity.
Those without a smartphone can still access the feature by sending a tip via text. By texting the keyword, “FMPD” to 847411.
For smartphone users, the app is available for free in the Google Play Store, iTunes app store, or by visiting the Fort Myers Police Department’s website.