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Citizens can now Text a Tip to Boca Raton Police

Boca Raton, FL Already a leader in cutting edge technology to keep citizens informed and safe, the Boca Raton Police Services Department has added another weapon to its arsenal. Using TipSoft, citizens can now text a tip via SMS text messaging and remain anonymous. The tips can also be sent online through email or through the smart phone app.

Using TipSoft from CrimeReports, information may be anonymously received and securely replied to with complete confidence. The service was built specifically to allow informants to remain anonymous by encrypting the text messages and routing them through several secure servers, protecting the personal details of the information provided. It's simple, in the body of the text just type "BRPD plus your message and send it to 274637 (CRIMES). With the popularity of text messaging and the ability to keep the tipster anonymous, it was an easy decision to add this tool to our toolbox, said Chief Dan Alexander.

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 Boca Raton Police Services 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. For emergencies, citizens are reminded to call 911.