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Posted on: October 21, 2019

Panama City Police Department Announces New tip411 Public Safety Alert System

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The Panama City Police Department is launching the tip411 alert system from Citizen Observer, a new interactive way to keep the community connected and informed through email, text message, and online public safety alerts. tip411 also allows the public to report crimes and other suspicious activities directly to police by sending anonymous text messages from their cell phones or via a free smartphone app.

The new "Panama City PD" App for iPhone and Android from tip411 enables the public to share an anonymous tip with police and lets the officers respond back creating an anonymous two-way conversation. To download the app, search "Panama City PD" in your application store.

The public can also share information on crimes and other suspicious activity by sending an anonymous web or text tip to police. While not a replacement for dialing 911 in an emergency, those wishing to share information anonymously with police can simply text PCPDTIP and their message to 847411 (tip411).

The Panama City 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.

The Panama City Police Department believes an informed community is a safer community. The new tip411 system allows our department to engage with the public and share information that will help make Panama City a safer place.

Those with questions, or who need help signing up for alerts, downloading the PCPDtip android/iOS cell phone app, are asked to call Detective Kristain Shaw at 850-215-6772.

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