The Kinston Police Department 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.
Developed by tip411, the Kinston PD app puts a powerful new crime-fighting tool into the hands of community members of all ages. The Kinston PD app is available for download for free via the Google Play Store, iTunes App Store or on our website at www.ci.kinston.nc.us/148/Police.
“We are committed to working closely with our residents to promote safety and enhance the quality of life for all who live, work, and visit in Kinston,” said Kinston Police Chief Keith Goyette. “I’m confident our new Kinston PD app will help us do just that by allowing us to work even more closely with our residents to keep our community safe for all.”
The new Kinston PD app enables the public to share an anonymous tip with police and lets officers respond back to create an anonymous two-way conversation.
“We’ve listened to feedback from partners like Kinston Police and have built a more advanced and innovative product to help departments better engage their communities,” said tip411 President Terry Halsch. “The Kinston 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 Kinston PD 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.
Those without a smartphone can share information with police by sending an anonymous text tip via their cell phone to police by texting keyword KPDTIP and their message/tip to 847411 (tip411). Anonymous web tips can also be submitted via the department’s website at www.ci.kinston.nc.us/148/Police.
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Or submit a tip online at: https://www.tip411.com/tips/kinstonncpd/new