Walker County, AL launches tip411 crime reporting app

The Walker County Sheriff’s Office now has an app called Walker Tips that lets residents report crime and remain anonymous. Citizens can send a text tip by texting WALKER plus the tip to 847411.

The project came together with help from the Walker County Chamber of Commerce, Community in Action Coalition and District Attorney Bill Adair.

The push in Walker County is to encourage people to download the free app and use it when they see a problem, from a possible drunk driver to suspicious activity.

Authorities hope this gets teens and young adults more active and reporting crime.

“It’s an easy way for them to communicate their concerns without exposing them to ridicule or peer pressure,” Judge Henry Allred said.

“This is a chance for each of us to be anonymous, completely anonymous, and still fight crime,” Tina Aaron with Community in Action Coalition said.

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Scottsboro Police now have new tool, tip411

The tip411 system is a popular and powerful crime fighting tool that has been used successfully to reduce crime and increase police engagement with the public in over 1,200 communities across the United States.

The technology will help to connect the Scottsboro Police Department directly with residents that live within our city. The tip411 application allows residents to engage with the police department from the palm of their hand via their smart phone or from a computer. This service is free to the public and will be funded using illicit drug money seized by the police department. The police are hoping that this line of communication will be the beginning of a new relationship with the citizens of Scottsboro and foster a common goal of keeping our community as crime free as possible.

Police Chief Ralph Dawe, along with the support of Mayor Melton Potter and the City Council, are implementing this technology at an exciting time as the tip411 company has just released its innovative new tip411 Version 7.0

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