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Apex police turn to texting to help solve crimes

Posted February 9, 2011 5:48 p.m. EST
Updated February 10, 2011 7:13 a.m. EST

— The Apex Police Department is now using text messaging to help solve crimes.

The police department said Wednesday that it has started a program called “Text a Tip” as another way for the public to provide anonymous tips about crimes and criminal activity.

While anonymous, it does allow for two-way communication between police and the tipster without ever revealing any identifying information or contact information.

To text a tip, send the keyword “APEXPD” to 847411 (TIP411).

Tips can be submitted online or by calling the Apex Police Department at 919-362-8661.