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New Hope Police Department Launches tip411

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.

 

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