The Victoria Police Department has made it easier to stay on top what's going on in the community with the launch of a new public safety alert system.

Tip411 is designed to keep the public connected with pertinent information with emails, texts and online alerts.

Speaking about the new system, Police Chief Jeff Craig said "an informed community is a safer community."

Residents can sign up for the new service and they will receive either text messages or emails that will alert them of neighborhood or city-wide alerts about public safety. If you'd like to register, just click here, and then click the "sign up for community alerts" button.