On Monday, February 29, 2016, the Austin Police Department launched its MobilePD app - AustinPD. The app allows residents to stay informed and engaged by getting direct access to important APD services. Features include station locations, crime prevention information, news updates and the ability to file certain reports directly from the app. Users can also send tips into APD and have the option to be anonymous. Tipsters can include their GPS location, text, a photo and have a secure two-way chat with officers.