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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

tip411 Community Engagement Innovation for Over 20 Years

tip411’s community engagement technology has come a long way since we attended our first IACP in Toronto in 2001. Over the past 20 years, we have listened to our customers’ needs, reacted to their feedback and developed innovative, industry leading, community engagement tools to better serve their departments and residents.

We’d like the opportunity to visit with you in New Orleans to discuss some of the new features and functionality we have added over the past 20 months:

We look forward to meeting you at Booth #2244 at IACP 2021. If you don’t have time, or won’t be there in person this year, click here to schedule an online demonstration with a member of our team to learn about how tip411 can mobilize, enhance, and improve your community engagement initiatives through cutting edge technology.

tip411 Leads to Drug Arrests in Onondaga County

During the latter part of 2020 the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office began receiving numerous complaints via tip411 about two different residences located in the Seneca Knolls/Village Green areas in the Town of Van Buren. Detectives with the Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit began investigating and discovered that two of the residences appeared to be related to one another in the fact the occupants of each frequented the other.

As the investigation progressed, detectives discovered a third residence was involved and soon thereafter began receiving tips from the community complaining about that home as well.

As a result of a several months long investigation, search warrants were conducted in Van Buren, Camillus and the City of Syracuse, whereby detectives were able to arrest and charge several individuals with drug related charges.

According to Onondaga County Sheriff’s Department, “This case is noteworthy not so much for the amount of drugs seized or individuals charged, but more for the fact that it showed a true community interest in eradicating drug use and trafficking in their community and providing the necessary tips that led to a successful investigation.”

Read the full story from UrbanCNY.com