The Asheville Police Department (APD) is putting a new crime-fighting tool into the hands of community members. This new tool, TIP2APD, enables the public to share anonymous tips with police officers and lets officers respond to create an anonymous two-way conversation. 


The tool also allows the community to find information on incidents APD is currently asking for help with and to receive alerts about crime activity in their city. 


The application is available for free download for iPhone and Android users via the iTunes App Store or Google Play Store by searching  “AshevillePD


Individuals without a smartphone can share information with police by sending an anonymous text tip via their cell phone by texting the keyword TIP2APD and their message/tip to 847411


The TIP2APD tool is only for non-emergencies and is not a replacement for 9-1-1. In the event of an emergency, please dial 9-1-1 immediately.