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Marion County Sheriff’s kick off text to tip app

Marion County residents can now report crime tips via text message.

The new text-to-tip program, tip411, allows Marion County Sheriff’s Office to help connect with the community.

The program lets users report crime tips and suspicious activities by sending an anonymous text message from their cellphone or through a free app called MCSO In The Know.

“We believe an informed community is a safer community,” said Lt. Chris Baldridge,  Marion County Sheriff’s public information officer.

MCSO In The Know gives officers the ability respond back by creating an anonymous two-way conversation.

The technology utilized in the app removes identifying information from users before messages reach police.

In addition to the two-way text conversations, the sheriff’s office will inform registered app users of public safety alerts by sending emails, text messages and app alerts.

Anonymous crime tips can also be shared by sending by texting “TipMCSO” and their message to 847411, or tip411.

Read the full story from the Statesman Journal.

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Lewisville Police Use tip411 to Identify Driver in Fatal Hit and Run

From Lewisville Police:

Tips from citizens helped in identifying the driver in this incident.  The Lewisville Police Departments thanks the public for their assistance.

On Sunday, October 02, 2016, at approximately 8:40 pm, a 45-year-old male pedestrian was struck in the right southbound lane of 1600 S SH121 Business in Lewisville.  Witness statements and video surveillance from surrounding businesses confirms the suspect vehicle as a two tone, red over tan or gray, 2004 – 2008 Ford F-150 crew cab pickup truck with tinted windows.  The truck stopped for about 10 seconds, then fled the scene turning right onto westbound E Southwest Parkway.

Read the full original alert and update from Lewisville Police here.

New crime-fighting tool for Harrison Township residents

“We can’t do it without them, they can’t do it without us.  We all have to work well together.”

Delhi Township Police Thank Residents for Tips that Lead to Arrest

From the Delhi Township, Ohio Police Department:

THANK YOU! Subject was identified and arrested!

UPDATE: Shortly after the original alert (below) was sent out, numerous TIPS came in identifying the suspect. Based on the tips, the suspect was identified as Kevin Taylor age 37. Kevin was arrested last night and charged with the burglary from Mayhew. Thanks to the quick responses from people we were able to arrest the burglar the same day that the report was filed.

We appreciate all the shares, willingness to get involved, and the anonymous tips!

ORIGINAL ALERT: Burglary took place on 09/06/2016 at approximately 6:52am in the 4400 block of Mayhew Avenue. A male subject, pictured below, forced entry through a rear window and removed U.S. Currency from inside the residence. The male subject then fled the scene. Anyone with information on the incident or the identity of the subject, please contact Delhi Township Police Department at (513)922-0060. You may also submit an ANONYMOUS TIP by clicking on the link below.

Delhi Incident – # 16-12557

Click here to see the full alert and more information.

August 2016 tip411 Newsletter

Check out our most recent newsletter to learn how our custom tip411Mobile app is changing how police and communities connect.  You’ll also see agency success stories and hear what law enforcement officials are saying about tip.

Read the August 2016 Newsletter.

GFPD launches new app for receiving tips

The Grand Forks Police have launched a new tool to receive tips.

The Tip411 mobile app is a way to find information, view alerts, and submit anonymous tips to police.

For those without a smartphone, you can still access information through the GFPD website, and even anonymously submit by texting tips to TIP-411 (847-411).

Read the full story and watch the report from WDAZ-TV

Keep Snitches from Getting Stitches…

The Hazard Police Department has teamed up with tip411 to bring residents a free, anonymous tip app. This app gives citizens the ability to submit anonymous tips directly to us.

Watch this video created by Hazard PD to reach out to their community to tout the benefit of anonymous tips “to help keep snitches from getting stitches” with tip411.