“We quantify our success with tip411 based solely on the fact that even one case solved because of a tip received via tip411 is a benefit since that case would not have been solved without it.”

Alexandra Ovington,  PIO, Arlington Heights, IL

“If it wasn’t for tip411, many of the tips we’ve received would not have come to us. People on the reservation not want to be a narc, but they do want to be able to get information to the right people in law enforcement.”

Britnee White, (MHA) Nation Drug Enforcement in North Dakota

“We’re absolutely getting tips we wouldn’t have gotten without this system. It’s a great asset for our department. It gets us into the younger, tech savvy generation.”

Captain Mark O’Toole, Lynn, MA

“We take many reports from our citizens where they ask to remain anonymous and they have been deterred in the past from calling us because they don’t want to be involved in the report. tip411 gives our citizens the opportunity to report activity to us anonymously and help our department crack down on crime.”

Officer Caitlin Horne, Bismarck, ND

“tip411 has been a tremendous asset for us.  We advertise it to our residents at community events and to our local businesses.  In our first full year of use, we received a little over 200 tips. In 2018, we received over 4,200. 

Sergeant Kevin Fair, Atlantic City, NJ

“Officers have not only received information regarding violations through the tip411 program, but they have received photographs and videos through the tip app as well. This not only aids in prosecution, but in many cases the violators have admitted to their actions once confronted with the photographic or video evidence. 

Captain Lee Ellis, South Carolina DNR

We know people are scared or intimidated, this is the perfect tool to overcome that fear. tip411 is a way to encourage people to engage with us. We want to connect with everybody, but certain groups are timid

– Chief Thomas Wydra, Hamden, CT

“tip411 Mobile will greatly benefit our department’s ability to share information with residents and receive tips to improve public safety.”

– Chief Jim Howarth, Delhi, OH

“Our mission is to reduce crime and the fear of crime through outstanding police services in partnership with the community.  tip411 has been a great help to us and we believe the addition of this new app will allow us to have an even deeper crime-fighting partnership with our residents.”

– Chief Jeff Craig, Victoria, TX Police Department

“We aren’t about reinventing the wheel. Schools and police in this area talk and collaborate regularly, and tip411 has everything we wanted; the ability for students to send tips anonymously while also allowing our officers to communicate directly with students.  tip411 also promotes kids being responsible for the safety of their schools, and having them take that kind of ownership is priceless.”

– Greg Hill, Director of Safety at the McKinney, Texas Independent School District

“The non-medical use of prescription opioids has greatly contributed to the sharp increase in heroin trafficking and use. DEA and its local law enforcement and drug prevention partners are fully committed to combating this growing issue, and tip411 allows a safe and secure way for the public in our area to share important information to help us combat this issue without the fear of retribution.”

– Special Agent in Charge Doug Coleman of the Phoenix Division of the DEA

“The tip411 system is essential to modern policing.  I’ve used this system during my time as chief in Somerville, MA, Clearwater, FL, and now in St. Petersburg, and I truly believe this tool empowers officers and the community to engage in ways that were not possible before.”

– Chief Anthony Holloway,  St. Petersburg, FL Police Department

“tip411 has been an important tool for our department and community over the last several years.  Being one of the first agencies to use the new tip411 Mobile app is exciting and will no doubt greatly benefit our residents and public safety in our community.”

– Assistant Chief Todd Milburn, Brooklyn Park, MN Police Department

“Not everyone wants to pick up the phone and call into a dispatch center or tip line. There are people out there with information about crime in our communities who are just more comfortable with clicking a tip link or texting their tip in. tip411 provides that avenue.”

“Some of the tips we’ve gotten through tip411 would have never gotten to us had it not been for tip411. Adding a system like this to the variety of other ways the community can share information with us is vital.”

– Lieutenant Charles Warner, Franklin, TN Police Department

tip411 Executive Summary