Hancock County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO), MS (80 sworn officers) has taken the initiative and partnered with tip411, an anonymous tip mobile application, to make it easier for residents to stay informed about crime in their community and to report crime.
“Our mission is to reduce crime and the fear of crime through outstanding law enforcement services in partnership with the community,” said Sheriff Ricky Adam. “We believe the addition of this new app will allow us to have an even deeper crime-fighting partnership with our residents.”
The new HCSOMS app enables the public to share an anonymous tip with police and allows officers to respond back in a two-way conversation that removes all identifying information of the sender.
“The HCSOMS app will greatly improve the public’s access to agency alerts, social media channels, important information, and more to help fight crime,” said tip411 President Terry Halsch. “We’ve listened to feedback from partners like the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office and have built a more advanced and innovative product to help departments better engage their communities.”
The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office mobile app is available to download for free from the Google Play Store and the iTunes App Store. Citizens can also submit an anonymous text tip via their cell phone by texting the keyword “HCSOMS” and their message/tip to 847411.