Police announce mobile app to report crimes

The Milford Police Department and the Milford Prevention Council have announced a new crime tip reporting initiative for the City of Milford.
The program is called “TipSubmit” by Public Engines. Tip Submit is a service that allows citizens to anonymously submit crime-related tips through the Web, a text message, or from any Android or iPhone mobile device with the TipSubmit mobile app.
The use of TipSubmit is part of the agency’s efforts to prevent, reduce and solve crime, police said in a press release.
The program is not to be used to report emergencies or in-progress events. Call 911 in those situations.
TipSubmit is meant for any non-urgent illegal activity, such as unsolved cases, vandalism, theft, drug activity, underage drinking or information about crimes that are being planned in the community or in schools.
1. Tipsters can submit tips via SMS text messages. Text the word “crimes” (274637) with the keyword Milford.
2. Tipsters can submit tips through a mobile phone app. The app can be downloaded from the iTunes Store or Google Play. The department can be located by using the location setting on your phone or by manually selecting the police department. There are drop down menus for different types of crimes, suspect and vehicle information.
3. Tipsters can submit an online tip via the internet. There is a template they will follow similar to the one used by the mobile app.
Funding for the program was provided by the Milford Prevention Council through various grants which focus on underage drinking and substance abuse in the community.
For further information on how to use Crime Tip Reporting visit milfordpd.org and click on the “Submit Crime Tips” link.