Fairfield Police launch new anonymous tip app

The Fairfield Police Department is increasing its crime fighting arsenal with a new app to help residents connect with the department to find information, and submit anonymous tips from their smartphone about crimes.

Developed by the mobilized community engagement company, Tip411, the Fairfield PD app puts a new crime-fighting tool into the hands of community members of all ages.

The Fairfield PD app is available for download for free via the Google Play Store, iTunes App Store or on the Fairfield Police Department’s website at fpdct.com/tips/.

“The Fairfield Police Department is dedicated to maintaining a safe community, protecting life and property, reducing crime and the fear of crime and to performing its function in a manner which promotes public trust and confidence,” Fairfield Chief of Police Robert Kalamaras said in a statement. “Our new Fairfield PD app from Tip411 will make it easier for us to partner directly with our residents in order to increase the safety of our community.”

The Fairfield PD app and Tip411 anonymous text a tip system are 100 percent anonymous, as the technology removes all identifying information before police see the tips, and there is no way to identify the sender. It also lets officers respond back to create an anonymous two-way conversation.

“We’ve listened to feedback from partners like Fairfield Police and have built a more advanced and innovative product to help departments better engage their communities,” Tip411 President Terry Halsch said. “The Fairfield PD app, powered by tip411, will greatly improve the public’s access to agency alerts, social media channels, important information, and more to help fight crime.”

People, who are without a smartphone, can share information with police by sending an anonymous text tip via their cell phone to police by texting the keyword, FPDCT, and their message/tip to 847411 (tip411). Anonymous web tips can also be submitted via the department’s website at fpdct.com/tips.

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tip411 Launches New “INSIGHT” Capability with Customizable Digital Surveys to Facilitate Community Feedback for Law Enforcement Agencies

In response to renewed focus by law enforcement agencies across the country on building and maintaining meaningful relationships with the communities they serve, tip411 announced the launch of its newest product: tip411 INSIGHT.

In addition to its existing line of products that help law enforcement engage residents and community members of all ages, our newest product, tip411 INSIGHT provides innovative functionality that allows agencies to create unlimited customized surveys to gain essential insight on any and all topics on which they want their community’s feedback.

“We truly believe our new tip411 INSIGHT survey capability fills an important gap in many law enforcement agencies community engagement efforts,” said Terry Halsch, President of tip411. “It can be difficult to get honest feedback on officer interactions, department performance, and many other topics. This new tool makes it easy for departments to create and deploy surveys through their existing tip411 smartphone app, on their website, through social media, and more.”

With tip411 INSIGHT, agencies will be able to get community member’s opinions and feedback on topics like public perception of the agency, the agency’s effectiveness, interactions with officers, and specific, time-sensitive community issues.

tip411 INSIGHT features include:

  • Multiple survey question types, including text fields, checkbox, multiple choice, range scale, and more
  • Creation of unlimited survey questions for each survey
  • Easily editable drag and drop functionality to change the order of survey questions
  • Ability for respondents to remain anonymous if they prefer
  • Real-time response collection and results display
  • Spam prevention through ReCAPTCHA

“tip411 INSIGHT is really intuitive to use, just like the rest of tip411’s functionality and so much easier than other survey tools I’ve tried,” said Chief Jim Howarth of the Delhi Township Police Department in Cincinnati, Ohio. “I love that I can now use tip411 INSIGHT capability to conduct surveys as I believe it’s paramount that police departments reach out directly to their communities for feedback.”

Those interested in learning more are encouraged to visit www.tip411.com/tip411insight and schedule a short online demonstration.

Clovis Police launch new tip app for ‘customized crime-fighting’

The Clovis Police Department has launched a new tip app to “help residents connect with the department to find information, view alerts, and submit anonymous tips from their smartphones,” according to the Clovis Police Department.

The department explained that the new Clovis PD app, developed by tip411, is a “crime-fighting tool that will help the community connect to police.

The app is available for download for free from the Google Play Store, iTunes App Sore, or the Clovis Police Department website here.

“The Clovis Police Department strives to make the City of Clovis a safer place to live, work, and play in by working in partnership with our community,” said Clovis Police Chief Douglas Ford.  “We believe our new Clovis PD app from tip411 will help us better connect and engage with our residents to help fight crime.”

“We’ve listened to feedback from communities like Clovis and have built a more advanced and innovative product to help departments better engage their residents,” said tip411 President Terry Halsch.  “The Clovis PD app, powered by tip411, will greatly improve the public’s access to agency alerts, social media channels, important information, and more to help fight crime.”

According to the Clovis Police Department, all tips on the Clovis PD app, and tip411 text a tip system are 100% anonymous, “as the technology removes all identifying information before police see the tips and there is no way to identify the sender.”

Clovis residents without a smartphone can send anonymous text tips with their cell phone by texting the keyword CLOVISPD and their message/tip to 847411 (tip411), with anonymous web tips submitted through the department website here.

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Vienna Police Department launches anti-crime app

The Vienna Police Department is increasing its capabilities with a new smartphone application to help residents connect with the department to find information, view alerts and submit anonymous tips from their smartphone, the department announced on Wednesday.

Developed by tip411, the VIENNAWV PD app is available for download for free at the Google Play Store, iTunes App Store or by visiting the City of Vienna website at vienna-wv.com where the police department seal is the icon that identifies the new app.

The new VIENNAWV PD app enables the public to share anonymous tips with police and has the capability for Vienna PD personnel to respond back to create an anonymous two-way conversation. The system is 100 percent anonymous as the technology removes all identifying information before police see the tips and there is no way to identify the sender.

Residents in the City of Vienna who are without a smartphone will still be able to send an anonymous text tip via their cell phone to police by texting VIENNAPD and their message/tip to 847411 (tip411). Anonymous web tips can also be submitted through at vienna-wv.com, select the Police Department, then select tip411.

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Alaska Department of Public Safety Launches New Anonymous Crime Tips Tool; tip411 is Now in All 50 States

The Department of Public Safety is increasing its crime-fighting arsenal with the new AKtips app, developed by tip411, to help residents view alerts and submit anonymous tips from their smartphone or computer.
 
The AKtips app puts a powerful new crime-fighting tool into the hands of Alaskans of all ages.  The AKtips app is available for download for free via the Google Play StoreiTunes App Store, or on our website at dps.alaska.gov/tips.
 
Those without a smartphone can share information with Troopers by sending an anonymous text tip to law enforcement by texting keyword AKTIP and their message/tip to 847411. Anonymous web tips can also be submitted via the department’s website at dps.alaska.gov/tips.
 
“The Alaska Department of Public Safety is committed to protecting Alaskans across our state and making our state a safe place to live and raise a family,” said Alaska Department of Public Safety Commissioner James Cockrell.  “We believe our new AKtips app and website will help greatly enhance our ability to deliver on our mission by engaging Alaskans to help report crime tips and information securely to law enforcement.”
 
While not a replacement for calling and reporting emergencies to 911 or reporting non-emergency situations to your local Trooper post, the new AKtips app and texting short code enables the public to share an anonymous tip with law enforcement and lets Troopers respond back to create an anonymous two-way conversation.
 
Similar to the Crime Stoppers program available in certain parts of the state, the AKtips app and anonymous text a tip system is completely anonymous. The technology removes all identifying information before law enforcement sees the tips.
 
The deployment and development of the AKtips app was funded through a Department of Homeland Security grant. The app was developed by Tip 411.

View the full release from Alaska DPS