Waukegan Police Department introduces new app for alerts, submitting tips

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WAUKEGAN, Ill. (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A North suburban police department is unveiling a new crime-fighting tool-an app on citizens’ smartphones.

The Waukegan Police Department said residents can use the Tip411 app to be alerted to emergencies going on in their communities or to anonymously report tips to police. Officers will also have the app and be able to have anonymous two-way exchanges with tipsters.

“The Waukegan 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," said said tip411 President Terry Halsch.

Interim Police Chief Edgardo Navarro said the department strives to keep residents safe through pro-active community programs like the Tip411 app.

"We believe empowering the community to submit anonymous tips with our new Waukegan PD app will be a good tool to keep our community safe," he said.

The app is free and can be found in the Google Play Store, the iTunes app store as well as the Waukegan Police Department website.

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