NHPD Launches Community Engagement App

NHPD Launches Community Engagement App
Posted on 02/22/2021
The New Hope Police Department is increasing community engagement efforts with a new app, helping residents connect with the police department, view alerts and submit anonymous tips from their mobile device or computer.

Developed by tip411, the City of New Hope App puts a powerful new engagement tool into community members' hands. The app enables the public to share public safety information entirely anonymously. Tipsters can send a message about crime, suspicious activity or additional concerns via the free smartphone app, by text or online. Once the message is sent, the police department can respond- creating a completely anonymous two-way conversation. The City of New Hope App is available for free download via the Google Play Store, iTunes App Store or at newhopemn.gov/tip411.

Those without a smartphone can share information with the city by sending a text tip via their mobile phone to 847411. Tipsters will type the keyword NHPD, then a space followed by their message. Information may also be sent via a form found at newhopemn.gov/tip411.

"One of the goals of the New Hope Police Department is to provide as many avenues as possible for our community to reach out and engage with us," said Brad Kallio, Community Relations and Crime Prevention Officer for the New Hope Police Department. "tip411 is a great way for people to communicate with us when maybe they normally wouldn't have. This technology ensures your anonymity and safety while giving you a direct line to a police officer."

The City of New Hope App and tip411 text and website system are entirely anonymous unless users elect to provide their contact information. The technology removes all identifying user information.

Tip411 is not monitored 24/7. Always call 911 in an emergency or when immediate assistance is required.