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.”

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U.S. Marshals Announce tip411 for Northern Iowa

tip411 is helping law enforcement agencies across the country rethink how they engage with residents by fostering a feeling of trust and a sense of transparency between law enforcement and the community, but don’t just take our word for it:

“We believe the public is our greatest law enforcement resource. tip411 allows a safe and secure way for our residents to share important information with our investigators without the fear of retribution.”US Marshal Ken Runde

U.S. Marshals Northern Iowa Press Release

tip411 includes not only anonymous text tips but also crime alerts via email and text message. tip411 has been successful in local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies as well as in schools and universities.

We would like to invite you to schedule a short demonstration to learn about how our innovative new tip411 Version 7.0 can help your agency engage your citizens, create safer neighborhoods, and foster community and law enforcement relations.