Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Have a tip for the WPD? Use its new QR code

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WILMINGTON — Smartphone users have another way to provide local police anonymous tips outside of its text-a-tip options. The Wilmington Police Department now has a QR code that individuals can scan to send information namelessly.

The department launched its app, Wilmington N.C. PD, last November, for users to submit tips anonymously. The app utilizes the Tip 411 system to ensure all personal information of users remains hidden, so no one can track or learn from where the info comes.

After opening the app, click “Submit a Tip,” or scan the QR code to access it.

Those without a smartphone or who wish to continue to text a tip can do so anonymously by texting to 847411 using the keyword “WPDNC.”


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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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