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The White Plains Police Department now allows the public to share important public safety information anonymously with police by sending them a secure message about crimes or suspicious activity in White Plains via a free smartphone app.

Developed by tip411, the White Plains Police App puts a powerful new crime-fighting tool into the hands of community members of all ages.The White Plains Police App can be downloaded for free via the Google Play Store, iTunes App Store, or by visiting the Police Departments website at www.whiteplainspublicsafety.com

“We believe the public is our greatest law enforcement resource,” said Chief Joseph Castelli of White Plains Police Department. “Our new White Plains Police App, along with our existing tip411 anonymous text a tip system, will help our residents play a more active role in keeping White Plains safe.”

Like the department’s existing tip411 anonymous text a tip system, the new White Plains Police App from tip411 enables the public to share an anonymous tip with police and lets the officers respond back creating an anonymous two-way conversation.

Anyone with a cell phone may also send an anonymous tip to White Plains Police Department by texting WPPD and their message/tip to 847411 (tip411). Anonymous web tips can also be submitted right from the Police Departments website at www.whiteplainspublicsafety.com

The White Plains Police App and tip411 anonymous text a tip system are 100% anonymous, as the technology removes all identifying information before police see the tips and there is no way to identify the sender.

“This system has been successful in communities across the U.S.,” said Terry Halsch, President of tip411. “Departments have been helped tremendously by members of the public who have sent anonymous messages to police with important information that often leads to arrests.”

Those with questions are asked to call White Plains Police Department at (914) 422-6104.

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