SEASIDE, Calif. -

The Seaside Police Department has launched a new mobile app designed to improve communication with the community.

The app will provide information about the department, crime prevention tips, crime bulletins, media releases and other helpful tools. That includes the ability to send crime tips.

The application can be downloaded free of charge by scanning the department's QR code or look for “Seaside PD” in the search box of your App Store and click “Install” to download the App onto your device.