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 an Important Tool for the Public & Law Enforcement to Protect Peaceful Protests & Bring Criminals to Justice

With protest, unrest, and unease gripping cities and towns across the US, many agencies and law-abiding citizens are feeling helpless in the face of violence and uncertainty.

tip411 is a simple and effective tool that both law enforcement and the public can rely on during this time and in the future. Law abiding citizens are turning to tip411 to communicate with their local jurisdictions in unprecedented numbers. In fact, over the last 7 days tip411 has seen a 250% increase in usage by law enforcement and the public. It can be quickly deployed and used to help keep communities safe from violent agitators trying to corrupt peaceful protests and bring looters to justice.

Departments can use tip411 to push information out via text message and email directly to subscribers in their community to:

  1. Communicate important and timely public safety information


2. Share messages from your chief or on behalf of the department and bypass the media’s filter

3. Ask for residents’ help in identifying those committing criminal acts in the name of protest movements

And residents can use tip411 to share information anonymously with law enforcement if they know of information that may lead to chaos among peaceful protestors, plans to damage property, or to help identify those who commit assaults against police or participate in looting or other crimes.

Let us help you help your communities. Contact us at info@tip411.com for more information today.

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Communicating Directly with Your Community During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The global coronavirus pandemic is affecting our world in a truly unprecedented manner.

We know that our partners in law enforcement are on the front line in our country’s effort to reduce the spread of the COVID-19. Our hearts go out to anyone who has been impacted directly by the virus.

During times like these, when direct contact with citizens is limited due to social distancing, the closure of public buildings, and more, we want you to know that tip411 is here to support your agency as you try to find ways to connect with your community.

One of the best, easiest, and most direct ways you can reach your residents and update them on important COVID-19 information in your community is by sending email and/or text alerts through tip411.

Many agencies are already doing this, and you have the ability to as well.

But this doesn’t have to just be about public safety – You and your municipality can use tip411 as a way to communicate directly with residents on a host of topics in a safe and instant way.

We want to reassure you that tip411 is monitoring the situation closely so we can make sure that we are meeting the needs of our customers. 

Please visit our tip411 training page to watch a training video on how to create alerts if you need refresher on how it works.

Safety Grant

Apply for Grant Funding to Bring tip411 to Your Community’s Schools

$10,000,000 is currently up for grabs through a grant program to increase school safety and prevent school violence through the STOP School Violence Grant Program!  Specifically mentioned in the program description is the goal to:

Develop and implement threat assessment and/or intervention teams to operate technology solutions such as anonymous reporting systems for threats of school violence, including mobile telephone applications, hotlines, and websites. These teams must coordinate with law enforcement agencies and school personnel.

tip411 School Edition is uniquely positioned to satisfy this particular requirement and more. In fact, tip411 School Edition is the solution exclusively recommended by the Onondaga County, NY School Safety Task Force to help increase school safety.

Please reach out to us immediately if you are interested in applying so that we can assist you to the best of our abilities. The application deadline is March 3rd, 2020 with an implementation date of October 1st, 2020.

BJA - Bureau of Justice Assistance U.S Department of Justice

tip411 is a Qualified Program for DOJ-BJA Grant Funds

Through its Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), the U.S. Department of Justice is releasing over $34M in grant funds for state and local jurisdictions to prevent and reduce school violence through use of technology. tip411 is a qualified program to provide through the use of these grant funds.

As you may know, BJA is the primary provider of criminal justice funding to state and local jurisdictions.

The BJA STOP School Violence grant clearly outlines use of this kind of technology, tip411, as a priority.  In fact, BJA plans to make up to 17 awards of up to $250,000 each under its Category 7: Technology and Reporting.  The main objective under this category is “to implement a technological solution, such as an anonymous reporting technology, that can be implemented as a mobile phone-based app, a hotline, or a website in the applicant’s geographic area designed to enable students, teachers, faculty, and community members to anonymously identify threats of school violence…  The proposed technology solution should be used to help prevent incidents before they occur.”

tip411 is a cost-effective web based toolset that allows law enforcement to communicate with, and get tips from, the community across a variety of channels including custom branded apps, 2-way anonymous text messages, community alerts via email, text and social media.

Applications are due June 11, 2019.  To reiterate, tip411 is a qualified program to provide through these grant funds and we have staff on hand to help assist you in preparing your application to include our technology as part of your overall strategy.

Have questions? Contact us today!