Crime Solvers Tip411

Fairfax County Crime Solvers Partners with tip411

Fairfax County Crime Solvers has partnered with tip411 to introduce a new and innovative crime-fighting tool.

Through a partnership with tip411, information can now be shared anonymously with police via a free smartphone app, text message, or a web tip form.

Fairfax County Crime Solvers encourages anyone with a smartphone to download their free Fairfax Co Crime Solvers app for iPhone/Android or to text anonymous tips to 847411 using keyword FCCS.

Residents should submit tips about crimes, drugs, bullying, threats, suspicious activity, and more to help police protect students and community members of all ages.

Issues requiring immediate public safety attention should always be reported directly police by calling 9-1-1.

More information about Fairfax County Crime Solvers can be found at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org

West Kentucky Crime Stoppers & tip411

Developed by tip411, the WKY Crime Stoppers app puts a powerful new crime-fighting tool into the hands of community members of all ages.  The app is available for download at no charge via the Google Play Store or the iTunes App Store.

The public also can text message tips to police allowing the officers to respond creating an anonymous two-way conversation. To send an anonymous text tip to police using a cell phone, text the keyword WKY and the message/tip to 847411 (tip411).

“Our mission is to reduce crime and the fear of crime through outstanding police services in partnership with the community,” said Paducah Police Chief Brandon Barnhill.  “The addition of this new app and texting service will allow us to have an even deeper partnership with our residents.”

West Kentucky Crime Stoppers Chairperson Pam Spencer said, “We believe the public is our greatest resource to law enforcement.  The decision to engage the services of tip411 was based on expanding the opportunities for the public and police to share important information to keep our communities safe.”

Watch this video that the City of Paducah, KY and West Kentucky Crime Stoppers produced to inform residents about tip411, how to use it, and how they can help fight crime with it.

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West Kentucky Crime Stoppers launches new mobile app

A new West Kentucky Crime Stoppers app will help residents connect with local law enforcement agencies from their cellphones.

Residents will be able to find information, view alerts and submit secure anonymous tips about crimes or suspicious activity.

The WKY Crime Stoppers app was developed by tip411 and is a power crime-fighting tools in the hands of community members of all ages. The app is available for download “free” from the Google Play Store or iTunes App Store.

The public can also text tips to police, allowing officers to respond with an anonymous two-way conversation. To send an anonymous text tip to police using a cell phone, text the keyword WKY and the message/tip to 847411 (tip411).

“Our mission is to reduce crime and the fear of crime through outstanding police services in partnership with the community,” said Paducah Police Chief Brandon Barnhill. “The addition of this new app and texting service will allow us to have an even deeper partnership with our residents.”

Read the full story from KFVS-TV

Text a tip about crime in Berks County

Submitting an anonymous tip about crime in Berks County is now easier than ever before.

Crime Alert Berks County unveiled its first-ever text-a-tip program during a news conference at the district attorney’s field office in Bern Township on Thursday.

The volunteer Crime Stoppers group’s new partnership with tip411 allows anyone with information about crime in Berks to text an anonymous tip to 847411 (tip411), beginning the message with the keyword alertberks.

“Texting has become the new wave of communication,” said Berks County District Attorney John Adams, who serves on Crime Alert’s advisory board. “Teenagers and adults seem to utilize this method of communication more so than picking up a telephone. Accepting tips by text should result in more tips that result in arrests, which equal a safer community.”

Anonymous tips can also be submitted securely through the free mobile app, which was also developed by Minnesota-based tip411.

Read the full story from WFMZ.com.

Story County Crime Stoppers implement new software for tipline

Thanks to a new software recently implemented by Story County Crime Stoppers, county residents will be able to send tips to authorities with greater ease than ever before.

According to Crime Stoppers Chair Warren Franke, Tip411 allows anyone to send a tip to proper authorities in four different ways.

“This enables us to better help Story County authorities do their job that we pay them to do,” Franke said. “Our old software limited us in that regard.”

With the new software, anonymous tips can be submitted by either calling (515) 382-7577, texting “STORY COUNTY” to 847411 (TIP411), clicking on the “Submit a Tip” link on the Story County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, or downloading the Story County Tip app for Apple and Android products. The latter option, Franke said, was one of the main reasons they decided to go with Tip411.

“We tested it, and it just seemed to be a better fit,” Franke said. “Now, submitting a tip is literally right at your fingertips.”

Read the full story from the Ames Tribune