Enid Police Accepting Crime Tips By Text

Thursday, June 2nd 2011, 5:03 pm
By: News 9


ENID, Oklahoma -- The Enid Police Department in conjunction with the Garfield County Crime Stoppers has now made it possible to text tips in addition to calling crime stoppers.

The program is called TipSoft and it is part of CrimeReports which is the largest online resource for accurate, up-to-date crime information. Detective Sergeant Randy King stated that this program will be monitored 24 hours a day and it will be possible to have real time texting back and forth between a detective and a citizen. No identifying information will be sent with the text so that tippers can still remain anonymous.

If you have a crime tip, text it to 274637 and type "Enid" in the subject field. This will insure that it is sent properly. TipSoft has the capability of sending photos through this method also. If a citizen photographs a tag number, vehicle, person or something that is important for the police to know, then they can send that along with their text. After submitting a tip, the citizen will be provided with their own unique ID number that they will use when checking the status of their tip or picking up their reward.

There are also apps available for the iPhone and the Android. If you don't have a cell phone you can still access this program on a computer by going to tipsoft.com. Here you can submit an anonymous web tip. This web site can also help answer questions that the public may have about this technology. If you don't have a computer or a cell phone you can still utilize the Crime Stoppers land line at 580-233-6233.

Standard texting rates may apply. Never submit an emergency tip using this method. Please call 911 if it is an emergency. If you have any questions regarding TipSoft or Crime Stoppers contact Sgt. Randy King at 616-7102.

Anyone having information that will lead to the arrest or prosecution of any other crime is urged to call Crime Stoppers at (580) 233-6233. You can earn a reward up to $1,000.00. You will not be required to testify and will not be identified. Callers may also contact the Enid Police Department with information.