Community Alert Helps Delhi Police Identify Suspects with Public’s Help

On January 6, 2021, Delhi Township Police used the community alerting feature of their tip411 system to reach out to members of their community directly seeking information to help identify a pair of theft suspects.

Thanks to tipsters providing information back to the department using the anonymous tip portion of their tip411 system, police were able to identify both individuals and receive signed warrants for them within a week. 

Delhi Police then sent another alert through their tip411 system back to the community to thank them and let them know that the tips had led to the identifications.

tip411 provides a web-based toolset that allows agencies and the public to interact with each other like never before, across multiple channels, in real time, at an affordable cost.

Used in over 2,000 communities, tip411 provides:

  • Custom, agency branded, free to download, iPhone and Android apps for law enforcement. Build trust and provide transparency to community members of all ages and ethnic backgrounds with tip411.
  • 2-way anonymous tips submitted by the public through text via a custom keyword, over email, weblinks and through your social media sites.
  • Community alerts can be sent to your custom apps, the public’s email and/or text and to your social media sites as well.

Interested in learning how tip411 can be a tool for your agency to better connect with the community, get important information, and help solve crimes with the public’s help? Click here for a short, free demo.

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tip411 Helps Atlantic City Police Arrest 95 Rioters and Looters

“On May 31, 2020, a protest turned into an hours-long rioting and looting event in the Center City business district of Atlantic City.  The ACPD formed a Riot Investigation Team that reviewed thousands of hours of public and private camera coverage from the area and, on June 30, 2020, we released 219 images to the public asking for assistance in identifying those responsible for committing criminal acts,” Atlantic City Police Sergeant Kevin Fair said.

He added “It was our mistake that we released the images toward the end of the day – because within an hour of the release, we received so many anonymous tips through tip411 with information that we had to call investigators back to work that night to review and respond.”

In the end, 95 individuals were identified and were criminally charged.

According to Sgt. Fair, “The efforts of our detectives would have been in vain if not for tip411.  Having the ability for the public to anonymously text and easily provide information is an asset to any police department.”

Atlantic City PD has partnered with tip411 since 2012 to help better connect with their community to help fight crime.

In an urban environment, getting community members to openly talk with police officers or provide their information is a daunting task.  tip411 allows law enforcement to hear from these individuals that we would not have otherwise been able to communicate with. 

The Atlantic City, New Jersey has a population of 39,000 residents and approximately 24 million visitors annually.  

Are you interested in learning how tip411 can be a tool for your agency to better connect with the community, get important information, and help solve crimes with the public’s help? Click here for a short, free demo.

Anonymous Tip Leads Cambridge Police to Make Arrest & Recover Stolen Property

Cambridge, Massachusetts Police shared on their Twitter account that, as the result of a Cambridge resident sharing an anonymous tip via tip411, a man who was walking down Massachusetts Avenue with a large backpack checking on unlocked car doors was stopped and identified by Officers.

This tip came in and was received and responded to in near real-time to send officers to the area.

The suspect was found with stolen property and arrested due to outstanding warrants.

Anonymous tip line established for Ward County, North Dakota

Members of the public can now communicate with the Ward County Sheriff’s Department anonymously with text messages through their new Tip411 tip line.

Tips, reports, or messages can now be sent any time of day through text.

Tips can be sent by messaging 847411, the keyword “NDWARD,” and then the information.

You will receive a confirmation message when your tip is successfully admitted, and you can opt out of receiving replies at any time by responding “STOP.”

The Tip411 system removes all identifying information so the tip remains anonymous.

“It’s always good to stay in close contact with the community, and we rely on the community to solve a lot of crime, because we can’t be everywhere all the time and see everything and hear everything. We’ve actually already gotten some tips through it just in the last week,” said Capt. Jason Kraft, Ward County Sheriff’s Department.

The tip line was provided by the North Dakota Department of Human Services.

Kraft said every county in the state now has one through Tip411 for the next five years.

Read the full story from KFYR TV

Tampa Bay Human Trafficking Task Force Launches Tip App from tip411

A regional task force devoted to investigating human trafficking launched an app powered by tip411 where users can submit tips.

Watch the report from FOX13:

The Tampa Bay Human Trafficking Task Force app allows users to submit tips anonymously and is free in both the Apple and Google Play app stores, St. Petersburg police Chief Anthony Holloway said Monday during a news conference.

“We wanted to make sure that our victims had a way to contact us, and also that our people that were witnessing some type of human trafficking,” said Holloway, whose agency was tasked with creating the task force via a roughly $741,600 grant from the Department of Justice.

Anyone with information can also send a tip by texting HTTF to 847411 along with the information.

Watch the report from WTSP 10 Tampa Bay:

Since the task force formed in January, member agencies have opened 107 investigations into sex trafficking and arrested 34 people, Holloway said. Agencies have also opened seven investigations into labor trafficking.

Departments participating in the task force include the Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco and Hernando sheriff’s offices and the Clearwater, Largo, Tampa, Zephyrhills and Dade City police departments.

Read the full story from the Tampa Bay Times

Watch the full press conference from St. Petersburg Police: