AYDEN, NC (WITN) – The Ayden Police Department is increasing its crime-fighting arsenal with a new app to help residents connect with the department.
Residents can use the app to find information, view alerts, and submit anonymous tips from their smartphones.
The Ayden Police Department app is available to download for free at the Google Play Store, iTunes app store, or by visiting the Ayden Police Department website.
The new Ayden P.D. app enables the public to share anonymous tips with police. Corporal Jenny Clark said its officers respond back to create an anonymous two-way conversation.
“It’s a great way for citizens to be able to come forward without actually coming forward. They can give us the information we want without putting their face out their or name out there,” said Clark.
The Ayden P.D. app and tip411 anonymous text a tip system are 100% anonymous. The technology removes all identifying information before police see the tips and there is no way to identify the sender.
The police department can also send out notifications to certain parts of town during emergencies or weather events such as power outages.