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Abbeville Police Department rolls out new app to help fight crime

Community meetings set up to aid in initiative
Posted: 1:44 PM, Sep 18, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-22 00:06:56-04

The Abbeville Police Department has rolled out a new app to aid in fighting crime.

According to the department, the app, Tip 411, will help residents connect with police to find information, view alerts, and submit anonymous tips from their smartphones and devices.

"Only together, can we keep Abbeville safe," said Chief William Spearman of the Abbeville Police Department. "Working together, we are more likely to make lasting improvements in the safety of our community, I believe the new Abbeville PD app from tip411 will help better connect our department to our residents."

The new app, according to officials will enable the public to share an anonymous tip with police and let officers respond back to create an anonymous two-way conversation. Residents without a smartphone can share information with police by sending an anonymous text tip via their cell phone to police by texting keyword APDTIPS and their message/tip to 847411 (tip411).

The department will also be holding two community meetings, which will review the new tip system as well as covering Neighborhood Watch programs and some basic safety neighborhood tips.

  • Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 6:00 P.M. at the meeting room next to the Vermilion Parish Chamber of Commerce (1907 Veterans Memorial Drive)
  • Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 6:00 P.M. at the Vermilion Parish Library in Abbeville (405 E. St. Victor Street)

The Abbeville PD app is available for download for free via the Google Play Store, iTunes App Store, by visiting the Abbeville Police Department website at www.abbevillepd.com , or the official Abbeville PD Facebook page .