By Tarah Heupel, RCPD spokesperson
Rapid City, S.D. –It's easier than ever to send anonymous crime tips to the Rapid City Police Department on the go, with free Tip411 apps for Android and Apple devices.
The RCPD launched Tip411 in July 2011, to allow citizens to send anonymous tips to police via text message or the Internet. The department recently created a free Android app to make it easier to send crime tips from mobile phones. The free app for Apple users launched last fall.
The apps can be found in the iTunes and Google Play stores by searching ‘RCPD Tips.'
Citizens can now send anonymous tips by:
All messages sent via Tip411 are routed through a third party and stripped of any identifying information (phone number, IP address, etc) before being delivered to police. The program is not monitored 24/7, and should not be used as a replacement for dialing 911 in an emergency, or for an incident happening live.
There is no cost to the public to submit tips, though standard text messaging rates from the user's mobile provider may apply.
Download Apple app: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/rcpd-tips/id550156094?ls=1&mt=8
Download the Android app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.citizenobserver.RCPD.Tip