Southwest Metro Drug Task Force Asks Residents to Send Anonymous Tips To Help Fight Crime
The public can share information about crimes and suspicious activity by using the SWMTIP app for Android/iPhone
Since December of 2015, the Southwest Metro Drug Task Force (SWMDTF) has allowed the public to share important public safety information anonymously with police by sending them a secure text message about crimes or suspicious activity using SWMDTF’s tip411 system.
The SWMDTF is reminding residents in communities across McLeod, Carver, Scott and a portion of Hennepin Counties that their tip411 system is a safe, easy, instant, and 100% anonymously way to share information to aid law enforcement in investigations and help prevent crime.
Used in over 1,400 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. The tip411 system is 100% anonymous, as its technology removes all identifying information before police see it and there is no way to identify the sender.
Anyone with a cell phone may send an anonymous tip to SWMDTF by texting the word SWMTIP and their message to 847411 (tip411).
“This system has been successful in communities across the U.S.,” said Terry Halsch, President of tip411. “Departments have been helped tremendously by members of the public who have sent anonymous text messages to police with important information that often leads to arrests.”
To learn more about tip411 and how it’s helping agencies engage and interact with the public, visit the tip411 website.
Those with questions are asked to email SWMDTF at SWMDTF@co.scott.mn.us or call 952-496-8909.