March 2017

5 Simple Things You Can Do With tip411 To Improve Community Engagement


Get Administrators Trained

Nothing is worse than having your agency receive tips that aren’t being monitored and responded to in a timely manner. Make sure your staff is adequately trained and that tips are going to personnel who will be responsible for logging in, checking on tips, and starting a 2-way conversation with the tipster.


Use Social Media as a Force Multiplier

For agencies with alerting capability, did you know you can connect your tip411 system to Facebook and Twitter to have alerts post automatically to your followers without any extra work? You can also have anonymous tip forms connected to any agency Facebook page so your followers can share tips directly from social media without having to visit your website. Interested? Contact Gordy Christian today and he’ll help set you up at no extra cost.


Promote, Promote, Promote!

The most successful agencies are those who hold press conferences to launch their system, regularly send alerts, hang posters around their community, distribute business cards with their tip411 information on it, and more. Need help?


Expand Your Coverage

While tip411 should never be a replacement for calling 911, many agencies have had success involving their emergency dispatchers in checking and responding to tips and allowing for 24/7 coverage.


Get a Custom Agency Smartphone App

Step up to a tip411 Pro subscription to get access to all of the great features of tip411 Bundle, plus the new tip411 Mobile app. This innovate app allows you to create a customized, branded app for Android/iPhone that allows residents to send anonymous tips, access agency alerts, social media channels, important information, and more to help fight crime. Contact us for a quick demo.


tip411 Success Story - Clearwater, FL PD


“I’d rather they engage with us anonymously than not at all. This is what tip411 does, and I’m a true believer in that approach.”

Major David Dalton
Clearwater, Florida Police Department

We recently sat down with Major David Dalton of the Clearwater, Florida Police Department to discuss what they’ve done to make tip411 so successful for their department. Visit our blog to read the entire interview with Major Dalton and learn how you can do the same.


We want to hear from you

We regularly receive referrals from customers across the country. If you know an agency nearby that you think we should be reaching out to about tip411, please contact us and we will contact them right away.

Thanks again for being a great partner and, as always, please contact us any time you have questions or ideas for how we can better serve you.


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