The Scott County Sheriff’s Office now allows the public to share important public safety information anonymously with them by sending a secure message about crimes or suspicious activity in Scott County. This is done via a free smartphone app.
Developed by tip411, the SCSOTips App puts a powerful new crime-fighting tool into the hands of community members of all ages. The SCSOTips App can be downloaded for free via the Google Play Store, iTunes App Store, or by visiting the Scott County Sheriff’s Office website at www.scottcountymn.gov.
“We believe the public is our greatest law enforcement resource,” said Chief Deputy Luke Hennen of Scott County Sheriff’s Office. “Our new SCSOTips App, along with our existing tip411 anonymous text a tip system, will help our residents play a more active role in keeping the citizens of Scott County safe.”
Like the department’s existing tip411 anonymous text a tip system, the new SCSOTips App from tip411 enables the public to share an anonymous tip with the Scott County Sheriff’s Office and lets the staff respond back creating an anonymous two-way conversation. “Our SCSOTips App allows an individual to report information and photo’s to our office immediately from their phone rather than logging onto a computer to report tips.” “These tips will then be assigned to be followed up on by the appropriate unit within the Sheriff’s Office.” said Chief Deputy Hennen.
The SCSOTips App and tip411 anonymous text a tip system are 100% anonymous, as the technology removes all identifying information before police see the tips and there is no way to identify the sender.
“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 messages to police with important information that often leads to arrests.”
Those with questions are asked to call Scott County Sheriff’s Office at 952-496-8300.