Beginning April 1, Hamilton County citizens will have new ways to submit anonymous tips to local law enforcement.
Hamilton County Crimestoppers has partnered with Anderson Software to utilize their latest anonymous tip acquisition and management solution called P3 Intel. This new crime tip software will replace the aging TipSoft system, and P3 Intel is now being widely used by law enforcement agencies and Crimestoppers groups nationwide.
Starting Monday, officials said there are the three ways you can submit a tip to Hamilton County Crimestoppers:
• Call the local tip line at (515)-832-8437. The call will not be recorded and callers will not be asked to identify themselves at any time. Anonymity is guaranteed. When placing the call, tipsters will be given a tip ID#, which will be used to collect a reward if the tip leads to an arrest.
• Go online to P3TIPS.com, and follow the directions to submit the tip. When submitting a tip, a computer generated ID# and password will be given which will allow tipsters to submit additional information and even engage in a dialog with law enforcement–all with complete anonymity. Anderson Software’s sophisticated encryption processes obscure any and all identifying information and provide assured anonymity for tipsters.
• Download the P3 App, available on the iOS and Android platforms. Tips submitted through the P3 mobile app, unlike the SMS text tips of TipSoft, have no length limitations and allow images, video, and documents to be uploaded with the tip. When submitting a tip, an ID# and password will be given which will allow tipsters to submit follow-up information, engage in real-time chat/two-way dialogue, be informed of the outcome of the tip, and access any pertinent reward information–all with complete anonymity,
Hamilton County Crimestoppers continues to work to keep local communities safe, which is why they have acquired the newest P3 tip software for Hamilton County. Jerry Goebel Agency of State Farm Insurance is the initial sponsor of P3.
For more information about Hamilton County Crimestoppers, please visit www.hcstopcrime.com.
View this article as it originally appeared in the Daily Freeman-Journal.