Crime text messaging tip service launched in Sublette County
by Sublette County Sheriff’s Office and Sublette County Prevention joint media release
October 9, 2011
For the first time, cell phone users across Sublette County now have the ability to provide anonymous text messaging. The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office, Sublette County Prevention and CrimeReports, the industry leader in law enforcement tip management software and web applications, have joined together to provide this service which allows citizens to send anonymous tips by sending a text message from a cell phone.
Sublette County citizens can now send Text Tips through the Sublette County Sheriff’s Office and TipSoft from CrimeReports, by texting SC813 plus your message to 274637.
"The popularity of text messaging has created a significant opportunity for the public to help law enforcement agencies fight crime, "said Sheriff Lankford. "The ability for any citizen who owns a cell phone to assist in crime solving is of great importance to our community.
Using TipSoft from CrimeReports, information may be anonymously received and securely replied to with complete confidence. The service was built specifically to allow text messaging informants to remain anonymous by encrypting the text messages and routing them through several secure servers, protecting the personal details of the informant.
TipSoft SMS also allows police to respond by text message to the originating cell phone without ever knowing the identity of the individual who left the tip. The user’s information is always given an alias and a unique ID before being sent. This secure application allows the tipster and dispatch to have a two-way dialog while always keeping the user’s identity completely anonymous.