TEXT - A - TIP INFORMATION

For a brochure that gives instructions of how to use this service click the link below.

INFORMATIONAL BROCHURE

or click on this link

CRIME TIPS

Click the following link if you want to submit an online tip:

ONLINE TIPS

 

For a short video introduction click here.

 

 

 

 

CRIME FIGHTING TEXT MESSAGING TIP SERVICE

 Fairfield citizens can Now Send Text and Web Tips through and Tipsoft Technologies SMS.

For the first time, mobile phone users across Fairfield will have the ability to provide anonymous crime fighting tips through the power of anonymous text messaging and WebTips.   The Fairfield Police Department  and Tipsoft Technologies, Inc., the industry leader in law enforcement tip management software and web applications, have joined together to provide this service which allows citizens to send anonymous tips by sending a text message from a mobile phone or online.

 “The popularity of text messaging has created a significant opportunity for the public to help law enforcement agencies fight crime,” said Chief Dave Peck. “The ability for any citizen who owns a mobile phone to assist in crime solving is of great importance to communities globally and we are excited to play such a pivotal role in the transmission of these crime fighting tips.”

 "I have been a law enforcement officer for over 25 years and this is by far the most innovative, progressive tool I have ever seen in my career,” said LT. Chris Lyddy, commander of the Investigations Division.   “There is no doubt that this program will dramatically increase our crime solving capabilities!"

 Using TipSoft Text Tips, information may be anonymously received and securely replied to with complete confidence. The service was built specifically to allow text messaging citizens to remain anonymous by encrypting the text messages and routing them through several secure servers, protecting the personal details of the citizen.

 TipSoft SMS also allows police to respond by text message to the originating cell phone without ever knowing the identity of the individual who left the tip. The user’s information is always given an alias and a unique ID before being sent. This secure application allows the tipster and the investigator to have two-way dialog while always keeping the user’s identity completely anonymous.

 The Fairfield Police Department encourages everyone to report information about any non-urgent illegal activity, such as unsolved cases, vandalism, theft, the sale and distribution of drugs or information about crimes that are being planned in the community or schools.

 TipSoft is currently used by NYPD, LAPD, Chicago Police Department, New Scotland Yard and across Canada.  Additional information on TipSoft Text Tips can be found on the Web at http://www.smscrimetips.com.

 FOR MORE INFORMATION:

 LT. Chris Lyddy, Fairfield Police Department 203-254-4845