Tuesday, May 5, 2015

New Anonymous Tip Program


MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. – The Mount Pleasant Police Department is introducing a new
way for citizens to send private, anonymous tips about criminal activity within the community.
 
Within our smartphone application users can select the “Anonymous Tip” icon. From this
 icon, anyone can send us information regarding criminal activity,” says Inspector Chip
Googe. “Citizens can also text a tip to 274637 by typing MPPDTip plus your tip.” There
 is also an online form that can be accessed at www.crimereports.com. An officer will be
able to respond and ask follow up questions but they will not have access to any information
 that identifies the sender. The messages are received by a cloaking server where it is
encrypted and assigned an alias ID before being sent to an officer.
 
The TipSoft program is currently being used by over 600 Crime Stoppers programs, schools
 and universities globally.
 
For more information on how to use the SoftTip service please visit: