Lake County Sheriff Oscar Martinez Jr. is launching a new anonymous tip tool, powered by tip411. It’s part of an integrated plan to enhance the sharing of intelligence with all law enforcement agencies throughout the county.
The new service allows the public to share non-emergency public safety information anonymously. Officers will be able to respond, creating a two-way conversation. The tips are received in real-time and can be responded to in seconds.
“I’m excited to offer the citizens of Lake County more ways to report important information on crimes or suspicious activity. People will even be able to attach photos or video clips to their tip via text message,” said Sheriff Oscar Martinez Jr. “This platform allows citizens to engage with officers without sharing their identity.”
Anyone with a cell phone may send an anonymous tip to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office by texting the keyword LCSO and the tip to 847411. Tips can also be submitted through the LCSO Tip mobile app, which are available for free on the iPhone or Android app stores.
“So, as we receive tips, we can distribute the information to the agencies that might be impacted. It’s all part of a larger objective to assist all of the law enforcement agencies we work with to strengthen cooperation and a coordinated response,” said Sheriff Martinez.
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