Panama City Police Department Alert

Tips Help Lead to Escapee Capture

After four days on the run from walking away from a Department of Corrections Community Release Center, Panama City Police announced via an alert sent to their community using tip411, that an escaped fugitive was captured Wednesday afternoon.

Panama City Police said, “The Panama City Police Department would like to thank members of the community for tips that led to apprehension in this case, as well as the members of the United States Marshal Service Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force, the Bay County Sheriff’s Office and the Lynn Haven Police Department for their assistance in this case.”

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Asheville, North Carolina anonymous tip system tip411

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.

Atlantic City Cruiser

tip411 Helps Atlantic City Police Arrest 95 Rioters and Looters

“On May 31, 2020, a protest turned into an hours-long rioting and looting event in the Center City business district of Atlantic City.  The ACPD formed a Riot Investigation Team that reviewed thousands of hours of public and private camera coverage from the area and, on June 30, 2020, we released 219 images to the public asking for assistance in identifying those responsible for committing criminal acts,” Atlantic City Police Sergeant Kevin Fair said.

He added “It was our mistake that we released the images toward the end of the day – because within an hour of the release, we received so many anonymous tips through tip411 with information that we had to call investigators back to work that night to review and respond.”

In the end, 95 individuals were identified and were criminally charged.

According to Sgt. Fair, “The efforts of our detectives would have been in vain if not for tip411.  Having the ability for the public to anonymously text and easily provide information is an asset to any police department.”

Atlantic City PD has partnered with tip411 since 2012 to help better connect with their community to help fight crime.

In an urban environment, getting community members to openly talk with police officers or provide their information is a daunting task.  tip411 allows law enforcement to hear from these individuals that we would not have otherwise been able to communicate with. 

The Atlantic City, New Jersey has a population of 39,000 residents and approximately 24 million visitors annually.  

Are you interested in learning how tip411 can be a tool for your agency to better connect with the community, get important information, and help solve crimes with the public’s help? Click here for a short, free demo.

Anonymous messaging platform for domestic and sexual violence victims

tip411 Provides Confidential Messaging Platforms for Domestic & Sexual Violence Services

tip411 is providing confidential 24/7 messaging platforms (text messaging, mobile apps and web forms) for Options Domestic and Sexual Violence Services. Options needed new ways to connect with survivors to provide them the critical support they need to escape domestic violence beyond making a telephone call.

Those in need of help are now able to speak with one of Options trained advocates by downloading their My Mobile Options smartphone app, by texting “HOPE” to 847411, or via their online chat powered by tip411 on their website at

If you’d like to learn more about how tip411 can help your organization provide alternative communication channels to domestic abuse survivors please contact us today at 1.888.952.2200 or

Port Huron PD launches app for anonymous tips

Port Huron Police Department Launches New App for Anonymous Tips

The Port Huron Police Department in Michigan recently launched tip411 as a replacement for their previous Tipsoft system after noting in their Annual Report that citizen online reported dropped significantly over the last few years.

When asked about how the implementation of their new tip411 anonymous tip system has been going, Port Huron PD Captain Marcy Kuehn had this to say:

“A thousand percent improvement over the system we did have… We probably get about a tip a day and just had someone send us video of an armed robbery that helped us solve it.” 

Interested in learning more about tip411 and how it can help your department engage the public to help fight crime? Email to get in touch today. 

Read the story below about Port Huron’s launch from WGRT:

The Port Huron Police Department launched a new app available for free on the Google Play Store, iTunes App Store, or by visiting the Port Huron Police Department’s website at and clicking on the CAPTURE symbol.

“The Port Huron Police Department responds to community needs through a combined strategy of preventative, proactive and reactive policing programs, said Chief Joseph Platzer. “This is a combined effort – not just with our officers, but with our residents as a whole, and I believe our new Port Huron PD app will help us work even more closely with the public to keep our community safe.” The new Port Huron PD 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 Port Huron Police and have built a more advanced and innovative product to help departments better engage their communities,” said tip411 President Terry Halsch. “The Port Huron PD app powered by tip411 will greatly improve the public’s access to help fight crime.” The Port Huron PD app and tip411 anonymous text a tip system are 100% anonymous, as the technology removes all identifying information before police see the tips and there is no way to identify the sender.

Residents in Port Huron without a smartphone will still be able to share information with police by sending an anonymous text tip via their cell phone to police by texting keyword CAPTURE and their message/tip to 847411 (tip411). Anonymous web tips can also be submitted through the department’s website at and clicking on the CAPTURE symbol.