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Tips from tip411 Helps Elizabethton, TN Police Identify Suspects in Theft Investigation within Days

On December 2, 2021, the Elizabethton Police Department sent out a community alert via their tip411 system asking the public for their help identifying suspects from a recent retail theft.

Within days, the public provided tips using tip411 and helped police identify both the male and female suspects in question.

The Elizabethton PD sent a follow-up alert on December 6 to update the public and thank them for their assistance.

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Groesbeck, TX Police Department Recovers Stolen Vehicle with tip411

Soon after posting about a stolen vehicle on the department’s Facebook page, Groesbeck PD received an anonymous tip through their tip411 program indicating it was observed in the city of Mexia.
Groesbeck PD contacted the Mexia Police Department, relayed the tip information to them, and the vehicle was recovered and returned.
Groesbeck PD said, “The tip411 program is an invaluable tool for our community and we continue to encourage its use. We also want to thank the anonymous citizen who provided the information as well as Officer Bell for his assistance in locating and recovering it for our victim.”

Asheville, NC PD: 2 fugitives in jail after anonymous tip leads to arrest

Two felony fugitives are in jail after Asheville Police Department received an anonymous tip through Tip2APD, powered by tip411.

The department said Travis Jarrell Jordan and Christopher Darren Mills were found hiding out at the same motel on Nov. 3.

Jordan had multiple open felony warrants:

  • Grand Jury Indictment: Habitual Felon
  • Failure to Appear in court for Possess Firearm by Felon charges
  • Failure to Appear in court for Conspire to Traffic in Opium/Heroin
  • Failure to Appear in court for Possession of Stolen Motor Vehicle
  • Failure to Appear in court for Possession Drug Paraphernalia

Jordan has been charged with resisting an arrest or obstructing an officer and misdemeanor larceny.

Police said Mills had the following warrants for recent breaking and entering that occurred in Weaverville, along with felony probation warrants:

  • Felony breaking and entering
  • Larceny after breaking and entering
  • Attempted felony larceny
  • Injury to personal property
  • Pretrial release violation
  • (2) Felony probation violation

The department said both fugitives are being held at the Buncombe County Detention Center. Jordan is being held on a $52,500 secure bond and Mills on a $22,000 secure bond.

The Asheville PD tip411 mobile app is available for free download for both iPhone and Android users via the iTunes App Store or Google Play Store.

Individuals without a smartphone can share information with the Asheville PD by sending an anonymous text tip via their cell phone by texting keyword TIP2APD and their message/tip to 847411 (tip411)

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tip411 Community Engagement Innovation for Over 20 Years

tip411’s community engagement technology has come a long way since we attended our first IACP in Toronto in 2001. Over the past 20 years, we have listened to our customers’ needs, reacted to their feedback and developed innovative, industry leading, community engagement tools to better serve their departments and residents.

We’d like the opportunity to visit with you in New Orleans to discuss some of the new features and functionality we have added over the past 20 months:

We look forward to meeting you at Booth #2244 at IACP 2021. If you don’t have time, or won’t be there in person this year, click here to schedule an online demonstration with a member of our team to learn about how tip411 can mobilize, enhance, and improve your community engagement initiatives through cutting edge technology.

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Enid Police Department launches new tip411 app, anonymous tip system

Enid 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 smartphones.

Developed by tip411, the Enid PD app puts a powerful new crime-fighting tool into the hands of community members. The Enid PD app is available for download for free via the Google Play Store, iTunes App Store or by going to the Enid Police Department website at

“We at the Enid Police Department are committed to working in partnership with the community we serve to make Enid a great place to live and raise a family,” said Chief Brian O’Rourke. “We believe our new Enid PD app from tip411 will help make it easier for our residents to partner with us to help fight crime.”

The Enid 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 Enid police and have built a more advanced and innovative product to help departments better engage their communities,” said tip411 President Terry Halsch. “The Enid PD app, powered by tip411, will greatly improve the residents’ access to their local police department.”

The Enid PD app and tip411 anonymous text a tip system are 100% anonymous. The technology removes all identifying information before police see the tips and there is no way to identify the sender.

Residents in Enid without a smartphone can share information with police by sending an anonymous text tip via their cellphone to police by texting keyword EPDTIP and their message/tip to 847411 (tip411).

Anonymous web tips also can be submitted through the department’s website at