Submit A Crime Tip
Due to the enormous popularity of text messaging, the Dunwoody Police Department is now utilizing state of the art technology to receive crime tips. TipSoft SMS, short message service, is 100% anonymous. No one will know the identity of the text tipster. The technology routes messages through a server that encrypts cell phone numbers before they get to police. The technology also allows investigators to securely reply back to the cell phone without compromising the tipster’s identity.
Some advantages of text messaging includes the ability to communicate in real time with texters. It also allows people to notify Dunwoody Police when calling may not be feasible or safe.
Texting a tip is easy! All you have to do is:
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Use the key word DPDTIPS at the start of your message.
In addition to text messaging, the department is also offering WebTips with the same two-way dialogue capabilities. You can click on the link, Submit a Crime Tip, and follow the easy to use form.
Chief Grogan hopes to recruit teens and young adults who wouldn’t normally pick up the phone to call police. “It’s their personal safety channel to alert someone of a possible danger. For example if they see a weapon, or a posting on MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, or any social media that could indicate danger or a threat.”
**TIPSOFT is not monitored 24 hours a day. For immediate police response please dial 911**
Just like callers to crime hotlines, text tipsters can be eligible to collect rewards for significant information.