Multiple Illinois agencies have partnered with tip411 to drive the reduction in crime in their communities by improving citizen engagement, increasing awareness, and providing quicker intervention.
Peoria school, Peoria Police Department (278 sworn officers), and Rockford Police Department (246 sworn officers) have all seen success in closing cases and making arrests with the assistance of anonymous tips through the tip411 tool.
tip411 is a tool that is designed to facilitate anonymous reporting of tips that aims to empower community residents to share information directly with law enforcement and provides a safe, secure way to make those reports.
Since the introduction of tip411 in the Peoria community, tips have increased by 300% compared to their old tipline and Rockford PD have made arrests due to information provided by community members through their tip411 tool.
Director of School Safety for Peoria public schools Demario Boone provided an example of the tip line in action.
“They saw a person who was identified as possibly one of our students on Instagram with a firearm. [We] found out it was a fake B-B gun, that was still removed from the home. I was able to get the tip, identify who they were and an officer was at the house in 20 minutes and we were able to close the case,” said Boone.
The public can submit anonymous tips to the Peoria PD by texting “PEORIAPD” and the tip information to 847411. The public can also use the PEORIAPD Tip mobile app, powered by tip411, to view community alerts and submit anonymous tips. The PEORIAPD Tip app can be downloaded for free at the iTunes and Google Play App Store.
Additionally, citizens can submit anonymous text tips via their cell phone to the Rockford Police Department by texting the keyword “RPDTIP” and their message/tip to 847411. Tips can also be submitted using the Rockford PD mobile app, developed by tip411, which is available to download for free from the Google Play Store and the iTunes App Store.
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