With several of our customers currently attending the CADCA National Conference in Washington, D.C., we wanted to share this video from February of 2016 when the Walker County Sheriff’s Office launched tip411 with their District Attorney and Walker County Community in Action in a successful joint press conference.
Mike Spano and Police Commissioner Charles Gardner of the Yonkers Police Department in Yonkers, NY announced the new Yonkers PD Tips App at a press conference on on June 17, 2016.
Yonkers new app enables the public to stay informed of the latest Yonkers PD news and events. Users can also submit 100% anonymous tips directly through this app which can be downloaded at the iTunes Store or Google Play store.
Watch the press conference below to learn more and see a demo of how the app works.
City leaders are working together to prevent crime through a campaign called TIP411.
The hope is that it will keep people safe, as well as help police, through texting.
“The campaign seeks to empower our community residents to become more aware and responsive to crime-related issues while being able to report them anonymously,” Mayor Kim Bracey said.
A reminder is posted on billboards and on the sides of RabbitTransit buses. All you have to do is text your tip to 847411.
“This is an opportunity for the city residents to have a bit of an attitude and typically that’s a bad thing, but I think the attitude we need to have is, ‘not on my street, not in my neighborhood, and not in my town’,” RabbitTransit executive director Richard Farr said.
To announce tip411’s arrival at 20 agencies in the Syracuse area, District Attorney William Fitzpatrick did three important things:
- Held a press conference and invited chiefs from local departments to attend to show their support for the system and promote its use to local media outlets.
- Produced posters and flyers showing agency-specific tip411 keywords that participating agencies could hand out, give to business, hang in city buildings, and use on their social media sites and webpages.
- Participated in ongoing promotion – Aside from the initial press conference, the DA and Syracuse Police Chief gave one-on-one interviews to media outlets in the days following the launch to assure continued coverage of the new system in order to reach more members of the public.