Thanks to a new software recently implemented by Story County Crime Stoppers, county residents will be able to send tips to authorities with greater ease than ever before.

According to Crime Stoppers Chair Warren Franke, Tip411 allows anyone to send a tip to proper authorities in four different ways.

“This enables us to better help Story County authorities do their job that we pay them to do,” Franke said. “Our old software limited us in that regard.”

With the new software, anonymous tips can be submitted by either calling (515) 382-7577, texting “STORY COUNTY” to 847411 (TIP411), clicking on the “Submit a Tip” link on the Story County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, or downloading the Story County Tip app for Apple and Android products. The latter option, Franke said, was one of the main reasons they decided to go with Tip411.

“We tested it, and it just seemed to be a better fit,” Franke said. “Now, submitting a tip is literally right at your fingertips.”

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