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.

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.

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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!

The Future of Community Engagement with tip411

For Hamden Police, it is another step in helping to bridge the gap between police officers and the communities they protect. A new smartphone app called tip411 lets smartphone users submit crime tips anonymously. Click here to see the video of Chief Wydra talking about the value of tip411. Learn more…

“Our mission is the preservation of public peace and order, the prevention and detection of crime, the apprehension of offenders, and the protection of persons and property,” said Stratford, CT Police Chief Joseph McNeil. “To achieve this goal, the department strives to gain and retain the confidence and respect of the public in such a way as to insure the welfare and betterment of the citizens of Stratford, and we believe our new app will help us better connect and engage with our residents.” Full Story Here…

COMING SOON!: tip411 Select will allow your agency to connect with specific groups within your community like never before by allowing them to communicate in their preferred language. This cutting edge app, which can be customized for your agency, will make interacting with your residents easier, more efficient, and instantaneous. Learn more about all of tip411’s subscription options…

Introducing tip411 Select

translation-machinetip411 Select will allow your agency to connect with specific groups within your community like never before by allowing them to communicate in their preferred language. This cutting edge app, which can be customized for your agency, will make interacting with your residents easier, more efficient, and instantaneous.

Over 40 languages will be available for your community to select what app interface they want to interact with.

Contact us to learn more about tip411 Select or download the tip411 Executive Summary to see all of our product offerings.

IACP tip411 Select

Visit Booth 1629 at IACP for Info on tip411 Select

tip411 Pro is a cutting edge app, which can be customized for your agency, will make interacting with your residents easier, more efficient, and instantaneous.

tip411 and members of our team will be at Booth 1629 during IACP 2017 in Philadelphia next week sharing information about the innovative new tip411 Pro Mobile app as well as, for the first time ever, discussing tip411 Select!

This new product will allow your agency to connect with specific groups within your community like never before by allowing them to communicate in their preferred language!

Click here to register for a 10 minute time slot at IACP to meet with one of our representatives.

We also encourage you to download the Yonkers PD tip411 Pro Mobile app for free on your iPhone or Android to see how tip411 Pro Mobile can work for your department.

We hope you’ll give the Yonkers PD tip411 Pro Mobile app a look and then stop by our Booth 1629 to enter for your chance to win a GoPro and learn more about how we can help your agency engage with the public, share information, and receive 2-way anonymous tips to make your community safer.

Learn more at tip411.com and follow us on social media @tip411CO and Facebook.com/tip411 to see how other agencies are benefiting from our system.

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Get a Custom Agency Smartphone App!

Step up to a tip411 Pro subscription to get access to all of the great features of tip411 Bundle, plus the new tip411 Mobile app. This innovate app allows you to create a customized, branded app for Android/iPhone that allows residents to send anonymous tips, access agency alerts, social media channels, important information, and more to help fight crime. Contact us for a quick demo.

“We now have tip411 Pro and our own smartphone app that allows us to not only receive tips, but push out information specific to particular crimes, allows us to share crime mapping information, links to important agency information, as well as our social media accounts.” – Major David Dalton, Clearwater, Florida Police


Expand Your Coverage

While tip411 should never be a replacement for calling 911, many agencies have had success involving their emergency dispatchers in checking and responding to tips and allowing for 24/7 coverage.

We made a decision as an organization that we wanted give virtual real time feedback to any received tips. That’s when we gave additional responsibility to our Communications Center Supervisors to monitor the system after hours and respond to tips when needed, while the Crime Analysis Unit remains in charge of responding to tips during business hours and cataloging and assigning each received tip.” – Major David Dalton, Clearwater, Florida Police