23 Oct, 2014, 10:00 ET
MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- tip411, a web-based toolset that helps law enforcement, municipalities, and schools engage community members of all ages, is announcing the release of its new Version 7.0. This innovative update to the tip411 system will enhance the user experience and allow agencies greater flexibility and more access to data via a customized dashboard.
Used by over 1,200 communities throughout the U.S., tip411 enables anyone with a cell phone to text anonymous tips to authorized personnel within an agency. These tips are received in real-time and can be responded to in seconds via an interface that allows for secure web and text-based conversations. Group alerting and secure social media publishing tools offered by the tip411 system also allow agencies to share important crime and public safety information with the public.
"Austin PD has been using tip411 for several years and we recognize its importance in allowing our agency to connect and engage directly with our residents," said Assistant Chief Troy Gay of the Austin, Texas Police Department. "As one of the first agencies in Texas to use the system, we are excited that more than 100 departments in our state are now using tip411 to help fight crime. The new Version 7.0 of tip411 will give our department the extra functionality to view real time statistics and the opportunity to connect with neighboring agencies regarding incoming tips. This is a great upgrade!"
"We are proud to have worked with agencies across the country over the last 12 years to make it easier for them to engage and interact with the public," said Terry Halsch, President of tip411. "tip411 Version 7.0 is the biggest upgrade we've ever made to our system, and we listened closely to customer feedback to make the innovative changes that would make the product work better for them."
tip411 Version 7.0 features anonymous tip delegation and escalation, streamlined community alert creation, publication, and social media connections, and a user-friendly administrative dashboard with enhanced reporting features to view key agency metrics.
"The tip411 system is essential to modern policing," said Chief Anthony Holloway of the St. Petersburg, Florida Police Department. "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."
"The Yonkers Police Department has had great success with tip411, and it provides another venue for the public to assist us in the fight against crime," said Commissioner Charles Gardner of the Yonkers, New York Police Department. "We look forward to other law enforcement agencies here in Westchester County, NY using this excellent tool, which results in the receipt of timely and valuable information from the public."
To learn more about tip411 and how it's helping agencies engage and interact with the public, visit www.tip411.com and watch this short video.
tip411 is a web-based toolset for law enforcement, municipalities, and schools that features anonymous text tips, group alerting and secure social media publishing tools. tip411 helps agencies engage community members of all ages by enabling anyone with a cell phone to text anonymous tips that can be responded to in real time by authorized personnel in the agency or organization. Learn more at www.tip411.com or by following @tip411CO on Twitter and Facebook.
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