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New reporting line allows people to submit anonymous tips to Coeur d’Alene police

The Coeur d’Alene Police Department announces CDAPDTIP, a new method of submitting anonymous tips through a web browser, an Apple or Android app, or via text message.

When you submit a tip, it is sent to a third-party service (tip411) which acts as a privacy buffer to screen out all of your personal information in order to protect your identity and contact information.

To download the Apple or Android apps, or to access the tip web browser, please go to https://www.cdaid.org/police and click on Police Tips for the links.

You can also send a tip via text to 847411, and include the keyword CDAPDTIP, along with your message.

CDAPDTIP is provided to the public as a non-emergency service and is not monitored 24 hours a day. If there is an emergency, you will need to dial 9-1-1. If your situation is not an emergency, but still requires assistance by an officer, you may call 208-769-2320.

Read the story from CDAPress.com


The Coeur d’Alene Police Department, with approximately 90 sworn officers, serves and protects the city Coeur d’Alene in northwest Idaho with a population of approximately 50,540.

Tips To New App Lead To Arrest Of 17-Year-Old Wanted For Multiple Vehicle Burglaries In Aledo

Tips submitted using a new app launched by the Parker County, TX Sheriff’s Office led to the arrest of a young man wanted for multiple vehicle burglaries in Aledo last month.

Deputies arrested Morgan Lee Fitzgerald, 17, of Aledo, on Wednesday, June 2 on charges of credit card/debit card abuse and a prior warrant for manufacturing delivery of a controlled substance.

His bond was set at $30,000.

Additional charges against Fitzgerald are pending.

Parker County Sheriff Russ Authier added a female suspect was also identified with charges pending the investigation.

Sheriff Authier said the suspects were identified through multiple tips which were submitted through the new Parker County Sheriff’s mobile app, developed by tip411. The sheriff’s office also used the mobile app to publish photographs of the suspects.

“Once we released the suspects’ photographs, we immediately began receiving numerous tips identifying the suspects,” said Sheriff Authier. “Our CID investigators located and arrested the male suspect within hours. The tips submitted also helped our investigators identify and locate the female suspect. We would like to thank the public for their assistance in this case.”

Sheriff Authier implemented tip411 last week, which has already generated dozens of tips regarding crimes within Parker County, the department said in a news release Thursday.

Citizens can download the free smartphone application for iPhone and Android, or click here to access and submit tips anonymously.

Citizens can also sign up through the tip411 App or website to receive emergency notifications and community alerts.

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Now You Can Text Tips to DWR Conservation Police

The Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources (DWR) is increasing its crime-fighting arsenal to help members of the public connect with the department submit anonymous tips via text message with the tip411 digital toolset.

“The Department of Wildlife Resources is responsible for the management of inland fisheries, wildlife, and recreational boating for the Commonwealth of Virginia. We are leading wildlife conservation and inspiring people to value the outdoors and their role in nature,” said DWR Executive Director Ryan Brown. “We believe tip411 will be a great tool to help members of the public contact us when they have information that can help protect Virginia’s natural resources.”

Residents in Virginia can share information with Conservation Police by sending an anonymous text tip via their cell phone to police by texting keyword “DWRTIP” and their message/tip to 847411 (tip411).  Anonymous web tips can also be submitted through the department’s website.

“tip411 will greatly improve the public’s ability to help fight crime and protect wildlife,” said tip411 President Terry Halsch. “We’ve listened to feedback from partners across the country and have continued to evolve our products to make sure they are working to better connect law enforcement with their communities to promote safety and protect natural resources.”

tip411’s text a tip system is 100% anonymous, as the technology removes all identifying information before law enforcement see the tips and there is no way to identify the sender.

Learn more from the Virginia DWR

Avon Police Department Launches New tip411 Anonymous Tip System for Customized Crime-Fighting

Chief Jeffrey Bukunt is pleased to announce that the Avon Police Department is increasing its crime-fighting arsenal with a new app to help residents connect with the department to find information, view alerts and submit anonymous tips from their smartphone.

Developed by tip411, the Avon Police app puts a powerful new crime-fighting tool into the hands of community members of all ages. The app is available for download for free via the Google Play Store, iTunes App Store or on the APD website here.

“Our ability to solve crimes and create a safer town has a lot to do with the involvement of our citizens,” Chief Bukunt said. “This department is embracing new technologies that will allow us to open up a two-way line of communication, and tip411 will enable citizens to anonymously provide us information that will assist us in the solving of crimes and create a safer community.”

The new Avon Police app enables the public to share an anonymous tip with police and lets officers respond back to create an anonymous two-way conversation.

“We’ve listened to feedback from partners like Avon Police and have built a more advanced and innovative product to help departments better engage their communities,” said tip411 President Terry Halsch. “The Avon 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.”

The Avon Police app and tip411 anonymous text-a-tip system are 100% anonymous, as the technology removes all identifying information before police see the tips. 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 TIPAVONPD and their message/tip to 847411 (tip411). Anonymous web tips can also be submitted via the department’s website here.

Tips From Asheville PD App Help Police Make Arrest

One person has been arrested and charged after Asheville Police received anonymous tips via their Asheville PD mobile app, developed by tip411, about drug activity on Hanover Street.

Officials say officers with the Asheville Police Department recovered drugs and cash with the help of APD K9, Boss.

Robert Charles Banks, Jr. was arrested after an investigation into multiple tips submitted via the Asheville PD app about drug activity on Hanover Street. During the arrest, authorities say Banks ran from officers and threw several items as he ran. After he was safely arrested, police say K9 Boss retraced Banks’ path and located 57 grams of Methamphetamine and $2700.

Read the full story from ABC13 News

The mobile app is available for free download via the iTunes App Store or Google Play Store by searching  “AshevillePD”.

Individuals without a smartphone can share information with police by sending an anonymous text tip via their cell phone by texting keyword TIP2APD and their message/tip to 847411