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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.

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 www.help4abuse.org.

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 info@tip411.com

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 info@tip411.com 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 www.porthuronpolice.org 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 www.porthuronpolice.org and clicking on the CAPTURE symbol.

Covington Police Department Announces New Crime Fighting App

The Covington 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 Covington PD app puts a powerful new crime-fighting tool into the hands of community members of all ages. The Covington PD app is available for download for free via the Google Play Store, and the iTunes App Store. “Police services are not limited to 911 emergencies.

In addition to providing for the public safety, the Covington Police Department works proactively in our community to prevent crime,” said Covington Police Chief Stephen Culotta. “We believe the new Covington PD app from tip411 will help greatly enhance our ability to fight crime by engaging our community.”

The new Covington PD app enables the public to share an anonymous tip with police and lets officers respond back to create an anonymous two-way conversation. Citizens can submit videos and photographs with their tips.

“We’ve listened to feedback from partners like Covington Police and have built a more advanced and innovative product to help departments better engage their communities,” said tip411 President Terry Halsch. “The Covington 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 Covington 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 Covington 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 CPDLA and their message/tip to 847411 (tip411).