The Kokomo, IN Police Department, concerned about a recent increase in shootings, is asking the public to join the fight to curb violent crime. They’re now partnering with tip411, a tool that allows the public to submit anonymous tips to the agency.
“Our goal is to make it easy for the citizens of Kokomo to communicate with our department, and, by working together, continue to make Kokomo an exceptional place to live, work and visit,” said Police Chief Douglas Stout. “We are realistic enough to understand that no one wants to ‘get involved,’ but the only other option for a community is to sit back and allow violent crime to happen.”
Citizens can submit tips via text message, mobile app or web tip form.
“They can send us an anonymous tip on any information that’s occurring in their neighborhood or any information they have concerning a crime,” said Major Brian Seldon.
Police administrators can also publish alerts to targeted public and private groups via email and text message.
Kokomo resident Tammy Wilson said she would use it. “It’s (not) snitching,” she said. “It’s about saving people’s lives.”
WTHR.com: Kokomo PD using new tool to get community to help with tips on violent crime