San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office launches mobile app to submit tips

The San Joaquin County, CA Sheriff’s Office is increasing its crime-fighting arsenal with the SanJoaquinCo Sheriff mobile app, developed by tip411, that puts a powerful new tool into the hands of community members of all ages to help residents connect with the agency.

Residents can use the app to send in anonymous tips to the agency. 

“Everything is 100% anonymous. You can send anonymous tips to the police about crimes, drugs, bullying, suspicious activity and more,” said Jennifer Kline, spokeswoman for the sheriff’s office. 

Kline says it’s another way for law enforcement to get information from the public. 

“People may sometimes be afraid to call the police with information, but when using Tip 411, the system removes your name, your phone number, your address,” Kline explained. “It just gives us a tip, and that access to talk to you back and forth.”

After downloading the app, users can send information to the sheriff’s office by texting “SJSOTIP” before whatever information is being sent to the number 847411.

Every tip gets sent to dispatchers who then forward that information to deputies on patrol. 

“We embrace new technology because it helps our detectives, it helps our officers, and it helps the community,” Kline said. 

Kline says while the sheriff’s office encourages people to use the app, it does not replace 911. 

“This is another branch to help fight crime,” Kline said. “But, if you have an emergency, please call 911,” Kline said. 

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Rice County offers new app with emergency and tip lines

Tip411 is a safe and anonymous way to alert law enforcement of potentially harmful or suspicious activity.

Tip411 allows for an anonymous two-way line of communication, which will enable citizens to anonymously provide information that could help individuals in trouble, assist in solving crimes, and help create a safer community. You can even attach photographs and videos. You can provide information in any language.

To download the free RiceCo Tips app in your app store, follow these links:

For iPhone:

For Android

Don’t have the app? You can send a text to 847411. Begin the message with the letters RICECO and then write your message. You can also submit a tip from your computer with this form:

The information you provided goes to local law enforcement after your message is stripped of identifying information. There is no way for anyone to know it was you who reached out for help. Tip411 is monitored 24/7, but it is NOT a replacement for 911. For situations that require immediate assistance, always call 911.

Also included in this app are links to other life-saving resources, such as local naloxone availability.

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Tips Submitted to Rockland County Drug Task Force Lead to Arrest

Anonymous tips submitted by citizens using the RocklandCo DA mobile app, developed by tip411, led the arrest recently of a Pearl River man by members of the Rockland County Drug Task Force, Rockland County, NY District Attorney Thomas E. Walsh II announced.

“I want to commend the excellent teamwork between the Rockland County District Attorney’s Drug Task Force and the Orangetown Police Department in apprehending the alleged suspect. The use of the TIP411 hotline and the immediate investigation and arrest show how important these tools are for combating crime in our community.” said District Attorney Walsh. Darryl Wright was processed at the Orangetown Police Department and arraigned virtually in the Town of Orangetown Justice Court.

The arrest warrant was a result of an investigation by the Rockland County Drug Task Force with assistance from the Orangetown Police Department, in response to complaints from the community regarding open air drug transactions in the Pearl River area. Complaints from the community were made to both the Orangetown Police Department and the District Attorney’s RocklandCo DA mobile app.

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More agency success stories using tip411

Asheville Police See Success Fighting Drugs in their Community with tip411

The Asheville Police Department credits the community after tips lead to a lengthy investigation into drug activity at one local home has resulted in multiple arrests

Authorities say several community members submitted tips on the TIP2APD app about a home located at 109 Hanover Street.

On February 26 officers arrested Lacey Amanda Broxton, Robert Charles Banks, Jr. and Misty Dawn Rollins. In addition, officers seized 2.01 ounces of Methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, and a handgun.

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And in January, three people have been arrested on drug and weapon charges after a tip was submitted to Asheville Police.

The tip was received through the Asheville Police Department’s Tip2APD app. After an investigation, police seized four firearms and suspected Fentanyl. 

The Asheville Police Department seized:

  • Anderson AM-15 rifle with scope
  • Olympic Arms AR-15 rifle
  • Taurus 9mm pistol
  • FIE .38 revolver
  • Suspected Fentanyl
  • Digital scales and other drug paraphernalia

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Cowley County Sheriff’s Office Launches New Tool For Anonymous Tips

The Cowley County, KS  Sheriff’s Office is increasing its crime-fighting arsenal with the CowleyCo Sheriff mobile app, developed by tip411, that puts a powerful new tool into the hands of community members of all ages to help residents connect with the department.

The CowleyCo Sheriff app allows the public to share important public safety information anonymously with police by sending them a secure message about crimes or suspicious activity in Cowley County.

“We believe the public is our greatest law enforcement resource,” Cowley County Sheriff Dave Falletti stated in the release. “tip411 allows a safe and secure way for community members to share important information with police without the fear of retribution.”

The Cowley County Sheriff’s Offices says tip411 is used by over 1,200 communities throughout the U.S. and enables anyone with a cell phone to text anonymous tips to authorized personal within an agency. These tips are received in real-time and can be responded to in seconds via an interface that allows for secure web and text-based conversations. 

The tip411 system is 100-percent anonymous, as its technology removes all identifying information before police see it and there is no way to identify the sender, according to the sheriff’s office.

Anyone with a cell phone may send an anonymous tip to the Cowley County Sheriff’s Office by texting COWLEYTIPS and message/tip to 847411 (tip411). The CowleyCo Sheriff app for iPhone and Android devices can be dowloaded for free from the app stores .

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