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White Plains Police Launch App for Resident Smartphone Tips

The White Plains Public Safety Department has launched a White Plains Police App that allows the public to share important public safety information anonymously with police by sending them a secure message about crimes or suspicious activity in White Plains.

Developed by tip411, the White Plains Police App puts a new crime-fighting tool into the hands of the community. The White Plains Police App can be downloaded for free via the Google Play Store, iTunes App Store, or by visiting the Police Department website at www.whiteplainspublicsafety.com

“We believe the public is our greatest law enforcement resource,” said Police Chief Joseph Castelli. “Our new White Plains Police App, along with our existing tip411 anonymous text a tip system, will help our residents play a more active role in keeping White Plains safe.”

Like the department’s existing anonymous text a tip system, the new White Plains Police App enables the public to share an anonymous tip with police and lets the officers respond, creating an anonymous two-way conversation.

Anyone with a cell phone may also send an anonymous tip to White Plains Police Department by texting WPPD and their message/tip to 847411 (tip411). Anonymous web tips can also be submitted right from the Police Departments website at www.whiteplainspublicsafety.com

The White Plains Police App and tip411 anonymous text a tip system is 100% anonymous, as the technology removes all identifying information before police see the tips and there is no way to identify the sender.

“This system has been successful in communities across the U.S.,” said Terry Halsch, President of tip411.  “Departments have been helped tremendously by members of the public who have sent anonymous messages to police with important information that often leads to arrests.”

For more information:  https://whiteplainspublicsafety.com/submit-a-tip/. Those with questions are asked to call White Plains Police Department at (914) 422-6104.

Read the full story from TheExaminerNews.com and visit the White Plains Public Safety website for more information.

Asheville, NC Police Create Video to Teach Residents How to Use their Anonymous Tip System from tip411

The Asheville Police Department (APD) is putting a new crime-fighting tool into the hands of community members. This new tool, TIP2APD, enables the public to share anonymous tips with police officers and lets officers respond back to create an anonymous two-way conversation. 

Watch the video below they created as a great way to help promote their system and teach residents how to use it. 

More information about their tip411 anonymous tip system is available from Asheville PD on their website here.

Duluth Police Partners With Tip 411 to Help People Give Tips Anonymous

The Duluth Police Department is partnering with tip 411, which will provide a way for the public to submit tips anonymously.

The form is filled out online and asks questions like what happened, where it was seen, and a brief description.

You can also attach videos and pictures when making your submission.

“We don’t want any barriers. We want to remove all the barriers for people to communicate with us. It could just be a piece of information they want to share with us or it could be information about something they saw,” said Lt. Robin Roeser. “It could be the piece of information that turns us in the right direction.”

Tips can be submitted on the Duluth Police website under “information and services” or by clicking here.

Read the full story with video from Duluth PD from FOX21

Norwalk police launch anonymous tip app

The city’s police force has introduced a new way for members of the public to anonymously share information about crimes or suspicious activity through the launch of a new smartphone application.

Tip411 is an internet-based service that allows people to text an anonymous tip to police. The department said once a tip is anonymously submitted, an officer can respond back in real-time, starting an anonymous two-way conversation.

Through this new application, which can be found on the Apple Store for iPhone and Google Play for Android, the public can now reach police by downloading the “NORWALKPD” app and submitting the information there, or by using their cellphone to text “NORWALKPD” and the information to TIP411.

Members of the public can still submit anonymous tips through the department’s website at www.norwalkpd.com or by calling 203-854-3111.

The department announced this new method to submit tips less than 24 hours after renewing a call to the public for any information regarding a 2006 unsolved homicide.

Fulton Raines, 33, was found in his car with a gunshot wound to the abdomen outside the William Moore Elks Lodge around 2 a.m. on June 11, 2006. The lodge hosted a large gathering hours earlier and “numerous fights broke out” outside, police said. An award is being offered for information that leads to an arrest and conviction in the case.

Read the full post from the Stamford Advocate

City of Tampa Encouraging Residents & Visitors to use “SafeTampa” App for Super Bowl LV

The City of Tampa, Tampa Police, and the Tampa Bay Public Safety Joint Information Center launched a new app and anonymous tip system to help residents and visitors to the bay area report suspicious activity and more during Super Bowl LV.

Developed by tip411, the SafeTampa app puts a powerful new tool into the hands of community members of all ages and is available for download for free via the Google Play Store or iTunes App Store.

“Working together, we can make the bay area safe for everyone,” said Chief Brian Dugan of the Tampa Bay Police Department. “If you see something, say something.”

The new SafeTampa app enables the public to share anonymous tips about suspicious activity, human trafficking, drug use/abuse, domestic violence, and more while allowing law enforcement to receive the information and respond back in real-time to create an anonymous two-way conversation.

“Our system has been used successfully by many agencies to combat crime, illegal drug use, human trafficking, and more,” said Terry Halsch, President of tip411.  “The City of Tampa is on the cutting edge of how technology can be used in high profile events like the Super Bowl to help gather important information and enhance public safety.”

The SafeTampa app and tip411 anonymous text a tip system are 100% anonymous, as the technology removes all identifying information before officers see the tips and there is no way to identify the sender.

Those without a smartphone can share information with police by sending an anonymous text tip via their cell phone to police by texting keyword SAFETAMPA and their message/tip to 847411 (tip411). Anonymous web tips can also be submitted online at www.tampa.gov/police.