Wednesday, April 13, 2011

New Smartphone App Sends Tips to Crime Stoppers

The Arcadia Police Department currently participates in The Los Angeles Regional Crime Stoppers Program. In conjunction with LA Regional Crime Stoppers, we are proud to announce the launch of TipSubmit ™, a mobile application for the iPhone™ and Android™ smartphone that allows you to submit crime tips vis your smartphone.

Los Angeles- April 11, 2011- CrimeReports, creators of the National Crime Map, announced the launch of the TipSubmit™ Mobile application for Android™ and iPhone™. The app is the first mobile application which allows the public to anonymously submit crime tip information to law enforcement agencies, including the Arcadia Police Department, to help solve and prevent crime.

Users of the free app may continue to submit secure and anonymous tips to Crime Stoppers programs, law enforcement agencies or school safety officers and administrators. The TipSubmit applications serves the greater Los Angeles area, local, state and federal law enforcement agencies utilizing its fully integrated anonymous crime tip reporting and management system, TipSoft.

The new mobile application augments the existing TipSoft tools that allow the public to submit anonymous tips via phone, web and SMS Text-a-tip. The app offers more powerful options than SMS Text-a-Tip, because it has the ability to use Global Positioning System (GPS) to auto-locate the nearest agency or to select an agency manually. Additionally, users can attach images and video to their tips. The app also makes it possible to establish an anonymous, ongoing, two-way dialogue and real-time chat with the receiving agency.

There is no cost to the public or any user to use this application. To learn more or to download the TipSoft application, visit or visit the Android Market or iTunes App Store.

*Update* When you go to select an agency, Arcadia will not be listed since we participate in the regional program. You can either manually select Los Angeles Regional Crime Stoppers by choosing Los Angeles County, or use the GPS feature which will select the same if in the Arcadia area. Once a tip is submitted, the information is sent directly to APD by the regional center.

Community members can continue to provide information ANONYMOUSLY, you may call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or using the tip page at Los Angeles Regional Crime Stoppers.

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