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From An Edited Press Release
The Greater Springfield Area Crime Stoppers and the Springfield Police Department have worked together to initiate a new way to securely submit anonymous tips to Crime Stoppers through a program called “Text-A-Tip”. Citizens now have the option to text confidential tips rather than calling them in. This is an innovative way to submit a tip and citizens can now choose which method works best for them – phone, web, or text.
Anyone with text messaging can simply text “417SPD plus your message” to 274637 (CRIMES). Upon reception of a tipster’s first incoming message, the system will auto-reply with a confirmation containing their unique Tip ID number. To submit follow-up information, the tipster simply replies to the confirmation text or they can send a new text with their Tip ID number within the text. Nothing else is needed. To cancel a tip, text STOP into the system at any time.
For more information, go to www.SMSCrimeTips.com or the Springfield Police Department’s website at http://www.springfieldmo.gov/spd/GeneralInfo/crimestoppers.html
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