Sanibel Police Department Launches App For Anonymous Tips

provided to The Santiva Chronicle

Sanibel Police Chief Bill Dalton. SC photo by Chuck Larsen

The Sanibel Police Department now allows the public to share important public safety information anonymously with police by sending them a secure message about crimes or suspicious activity in Sanibel via a free smartphone app.

Developed by tip411, the Sanibel PD App puts a powerful new crime-fighting tool into the hands of community members of all ages. The Sanibel PD App can be downloaded for free via the Google Play Store, iTunes App Store, or by visiting the Police Department’s website.

“We believe the public is our greatest law enforcement resource,” said Chief Dalton of the Sanibel Police Department. “Our new Sanibel PD App, along with our existing tip411 anonymous text a tip system, will help our residents play a more active role in keeping Sanibel safe.”

Like the department’s existing tip411 anonymous text a tip system, the new Sanibel PD App from tip411 enables the public to share an anonymous tip with police and lets the officers respond back creating an anonymous two-way conversation.

Anyone with a cell phone may also send an anonymous tip to Sanibel Police Department by texting Sanibel and their message/tip to 847411 (tip411). Anonymous web tips can also be submitted right from the Police Department’s website.

The Sanibel PD App and tip411 anonymous text a tip system are 100 percent anonymous, as the technology removes all identifying information before police see the tips and there is no way to identify the sender.

If there is an emergency that requires immediate assistance always dial 911. For additional information or questions, call the Sanibel Police Department at 239-472-3111.

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