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April 6, 2012 > Fremont Police launch new tip reporting technology

Fremont Police launch new tip reporting technology

Submitted By Det. William Veteran, Fremont PD

For the first time, community members in Fremont now have the ability to send the Fremont Police Department anonymous crime tips. Using TipSoft from Crime Reports, information may be anonymously received and securely replied to with complete confidence. The service was built specifically to allow the submission of tips to remain anonymous by encrypting the messages and routing them through secure servers, protecting the personal details of the informant.

TipSoft allows a citizen to send the anonymous tip in several different applications including; text messaging, a smartphone app, via www.CrimeReports.com or as a webtip. TipSoft also allows the police to respond by text message or secure email to the originating tipster without ever knowing the identity of the individual who left the tip. The widespread use of smartphones and social media makes it easy for the public to help law enforcement agencies fight crime. To learn more about the different ways you can submit an anonymous tip go to www.Fremontpolice.org/Tip .

TipSoft should only be used for anonymous tip reporting. If you don't wish to remain anonymous, you can also send us a tip, including photos and video to our email account Fremontpolice@fremont.gov or via our "MyPD App." It is important to know and remember that these forms of technology are not monitored 24/7 and should not be used to report an in-progress crime or suspicious activity. Please call 9-1-1 for an emergency and 790-6800, option 3 for non-emergencies and suspicious activity.

More information on all of our social media applications can be found online by visiting www.Fremontpolice.org.

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