GEORGETOWN, Ky. (FOX 56) – The Georgetown Police Department is adding to its crime-fighting toolbelt with the new Georgetown KY PD app.

The app is designed to help residents connect with the police to find information, view alerts, and submit anonymous crime tips from their smartphones. Individuals without a smartphone can send anonymous text tips to Georgetown police via the tip411 text system by texting the keyword TIPGPD followed by their message/tip to 847411.

“The mission of the Georgetown Police Department is to provide our community and those traveling within, a safe and secure environment through progressive, professional police services,” said Georgetown Police Chief Michael D. Bosse. “I believe our new tip411 system will help us better partner with our community to make Georgetown the best place to live and raise a family.”

The app ensures full anonymity as all identifying information is wiped clean before the police see the tips. It also allows the public and the officers to engage in an anonymous two-way conversation.

“We’re continuously working to build more advanced and innovative products to help departments better engage their communities,” said tip411 President Terry Halsch. “The Georgetown KY PD app, powered by tip411, will greatly improve the public’s access to agency alerts, social media channels, important information, and more to help fight crime.”

The Georgetown KY PD app is available for free download via the Google Play Store or the iTunes App Store.