PRATTVILLE, AL (WSFA) - The Prattville Police and IT Departments have launched a collaborative effort called tip411, an internet‐based tool that enables the public to text message an anonymous tip to police.
The system lets the police respond back creating a two‐way anonymous "hat".
"IP411 was chosen because we felt, based on capability and budget, it best met our needs,"said Investigator Jake Frith. "This system will also allow the public to interact, by text, with an officer in live time, which is very advantageous to both parties.
"This program is 100% anonymous. CitizenObserver' technology removes all identifying information before PPD receives the text so there is no way to identify the sender."
The system is said to be very easy to use. To send an anonymous tip via text message to the Prattville Police Department, text the keyword PRATTPD and your message to 847411 (tip411).