People now can send anonymous tips to the Superior Police Department using iPhone and Android apps.

Community members with Android phones can visit the Google Play Store from their phones and search for “SPDTip.” iPhone users are encouraged to visit the Apple App Store from their phones and search for “SPDTip.”

This program works along with the department’s existing text-messaging service known as “tip411,” which is provided by a St. Paul-based company named Citizen Observer. With “tip411” the community has been able to make anonymous tips to the police by texting the word “SPDTIP,” followed by the tip, to the number 847411 (TIP411).

The department’s land-line-based tip line, (715) 395-7468, is available, too. All tips are received anonymously, but the number isn’t monitored 24/7, so emergencies should be reported to 911.