September 2, 2014 > Texting to the San Leandro Police Department
Texting to the San Leandro Police Department
Submitted By San Leandro Police Department
Since June of 2012, we have been able to anonymously text with members of the public using tip411. The intent of this technology is to allow the Police Department to receive information anonymously that otherwise would not be possible.
To use tip411 to text information to the San Leandro Police Department send your text to 847411 and use the keyword ÒslpdÓ as the first word of your text message. The messages will be received anonymously by the Police Department and we will be able to communicate with the tipster anonymously.
We strongly encourage anyone who does not have a need to remain anonymous to call instead of using tip411. Our non-emergency number is (510) 577-2740 or 911 if it is an emergency.
Although we strive to respond to all text-based tips in a timely manner, there will be times when there is a delay. If the information is in regards to an emergency and/or a crime in progress, this could have dire consequences and prevent us from arresting the suspect(s).
We currently have a free iPhone app in the Apple App Store called ÒSLPD Tips.Ó. This app will allow you to utilize tip411 from your iPhone. We are working on a similar app for the android operating system.