- Associated Press - Thursday, October 2, 2014

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The city of Jackson wants citizens to send information on crime to police using a website or text messages.

The city plans to launch its Tip411 program on Oct. 15, allowing people to provide anonymous tips using phones and computers. Officials say they hope the system will engage younger people who rely more on text messages.

The system will also allow the city to send crime alerts to neighborhood or business groups that provide their members cell numbers, as well as send alerts geographically-targeted alerts to anyone who signs up.

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