Asheville Police See Success Fighting Drugs in their Community with tip411

The Asheville Police Department credits the community after tips lead to a lengthy investigation into drug activity at one local home has resulted in multiple arrests

Authorities say several community members submitted tips on the TIP2APD app about a home located at 109 Hanover Street.

On February 26 officers arrested Lacey Amanda Broxton, Robert Charles Banks, Jr. and Misty Dawn Rollins. In addition, officers seized 2.01 ounces of Methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, and a handgun.

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And in January, three people have been arrested on drug and weapon charges after a tip was submitted to Asheville Police.

The tip was received through the Asheville Police Department’s Tip2APD app. After an investigation, police seized four firearms and suspected Fentanyl. 

The Asheville Police Department seized:

  • Anderson AM-15 rifle with scope
  • Olympic Arms AR-15 rifle
  • Taurus 9mm pistol
  • FIE .38 revolver
  • Suspected Fentanyl
  • Digital scales and other drug paraphernalia

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Cowley County Sheriff's Cruiser

Cowley County Sheriff’s Office Launches New Text Tool For Anonymous Tips

The Cowley County Sheriff’s Office now allows the public to share important public safety information anonymously with police by sending them a secure text message about crimes or suspicious activity in Cowley County, according to a news release.

The Cowley County Sherriff’s Office is launching tip411, an internet-based tool from CitizenObserver that enables the public to text message an anonymous tip to police and lets the officers respond back creating an anonymous two-way conversation. 

“We believe the public is our greatest law enforcement resource,” Cowley County Sheriff Dave Falletti stated in the release. “tip411 allows a safe and secure way for community members to share important information with police without the fear of retribution.”

The Cowley County Sheriff’s Offices says tip411 is used by over 1,200 communities throughout the U.S. and enables anyone with a cell phone to text anonymous tips to authorized personal within an agency. These tips are received in real-time and can be responded to in seconds via an interface that allows for secure web and text-based conversations. 

The tip411 system is 100-percent anonymous, as its technology removes all identifying information before police see it and there is no way to identify the sender, according to the sheriff’s office.

Anyone with a cell phone may send an anonymous tip to the Cowley County Sheriff’s Office by texting COWLEYTIPS and message/tip to 847411 (tip411).

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Utah wildlife crime tip application example

New way to report poaching, wildlife crime in Utah

Have information on a possible poacher or other wildlife crime in Utah? Wildlife officers are encouraging you to download a new app that will help them investigate.

The app, UTDWR, is available for both iOS and Android devices. The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources says it was created by Citizen Observer, an organization that provides internet-based communication systems that allow people to report wildlife crimes quickly and easily in a text message format.

These photos show what the app is like:

If you have an iPhone, you can download the free app at http://apple.co/2NCHsIU. Android users can get the app at http://bit.ly/2PfZUb3.

DWR says the new app is already paying off in Utah’s fight against poaching.

The new app is already paying off in the state’s fight against poaching.

“Two buck deer were poached recently in Millard County,” says Captain Wyatt Bubak with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. “We got word out through our social media channels and a news release. It didn’t take long before two solid tips came in via the new app. Those tips have been very helpful in moving the case forward.”

DWR says information can be provided anonymously.

“It isn’t required, but we do encourage people to share their name and a way to contact them,” Bubak explains. “Many of our cases take weeks, months or even years to investigate. By providing some contact information, we’re able to follow up with you in case we need more information.”

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Officer Brad Kallio

New Hope Police Department Launches tip411

The New Hope Police Department has rolled out a new communications tool for residents to submit crime tips. Residents can submit anonymous tips using the new City of New Hope mobile app created by tip411. 

“We hear all the time that people didn’t call us for several reasons. Whether it be they didn’t think it was important, they didn’t want to waste our time, or they didn’t want anybody to know they called,” said Brad Kallio, New Hope’s community engagement and crime prevention officer. “This is a great way to kind of circumvent that.”

Tipsters can send a message about crime, suspicious activity or additional concerns. Once people send a message, the police department can respond, creating a completely anonymous two-way conversation, Kallio said.

There are three ways to leave an anonymous tip: by text message, on New Hope’s tip411 page, or via the City of New Hope mobile app.

Officer Kallio stresses that if you have an emergency, you still need to call 911 because tip411 is not monitored 24/7.

Residents can also sign up to receive communication from the police department, including crime alerts, safety advisories, reminders, general information and view an interactive crime map.

 

White Plains smartphone anonymous tip app

White Plains Police Launch App for Resident Smartphone Tips

The White Plains Public Safety Department has launched a White Plains Police App that allows the public to share important public safety information anonymously with police by sending them a secure message about crimes or suspicious activity in White Plains.

Developed by tip411, the White Plains Police App puts a new crime-fighting tool into the hands of the community. The White Plains Police App can be downloaded for free via the Google Play Store, iTunes App Store, or by visiting the Police Department website at www.whiteplainspublicsafety.com

“We believe the public is our greatest law enforcement resource,” said Police Chief Joseph Castelli. “Our new White Plains Police App, along with our existing tip411 anonymous text a tip system, will help our residents play a more active role in keeping White Plains safe.”

Like the department’s existing anonymous text a tip system, the new White Plains Police App enables the public to share an anonymous tip with police and lets the officers respond, creating an anonymous two-way conversation.

Anyone with a cell phone may also send an anonymous tip to White Plains Police Department by texting WPPD and their message/tip to 847411 (tip411). Anonymous web tips can also be submitted right from the Police Departments website at www.whiteplainspublicsafety.com

The White Plains Police App and tip411 anonymous text a tip system is 100% anonymous, as the technology removes all identifying information before police see the tips and there is no way to identify the sender.

“This system has been successful in communities across the U.S.,” said Terry Halsch, President of tip411.  “Departments have been helped tremendously by members of the public who have sent anonymous messages to police with important information that often leads to arrests.”

For more information:  https://whiteplainspublicsafety.com/submit-a-tip/. Those with questions are asked to call White Plains Police Department at (914) 422-6104.

Read the full story from TheExaminerNews.com and visit the White Plains Public Safety website for more information.