The New Hope Police Department has rolled out a new communications tool for residents to submit crime tips. Residents can submit anonymous tips using a new app called Tip411.
“We hear all the time that people didn’t call us for several reasons. Whether it be they didn’t think it was important, they didn’t want to waste our time, or they didn’t want anybody to know they called,” said Brad Kallio, New Hope’s community engagement and crime prevention officer. “This is a great way to kind of circumvent that.”
Tipsters can send a message about crime, suspicious activity or additional concerns. Once people send a message, the police department can respond, creating a completely anonymous two-way conversation, Kallio said.
There are three ways to leave an anonymous tip: by text message, on New Hope’s Tip411 page, or via the New Hope Tip411 app.
Officer Kallio stresses that if you have an emergency, you still need to call 911 because Tip411 is not monitored 24/7.
Residents can also sign up to receive communication from the police department, including crime alerts, safety advisories, reminders, general information and view an interactive crime map.