Citizens in Fort Myers can now use their iPhones® and Android™ based smart phones to send anonymous crime tips to the Fort Myers Police Department. For the first time, citizens can provide anonymous crime fighting tips including smart phone photographs and video to the Fort Myers Police Department. The service called TipSoft allows citizens to send anonymous tips online using a custom app from a mobile phone.
The widespread use of smart phones makes it easy for the public to help law enforcement agencies fight crime. And with the TipSoft apps, they can know that it’s safe for them to do the right thing without ever disclosing their identity.
About the App
TipSoft allows agencies and members of the public to have a 2-way dialog that is completely secure and anonymous. The service specifically allows smart phone users to remain anonymous by encrypting the messages, assigning them a unique alias and ID, and routing them through secure servers, protecting the personal details of the information provider. Other features include:
Images and video submissions
Unlimited messaging length
A fully anonymous 2-way dialogue including virtual chat mode when both parties are online
Ability to automatically locate the nearest agency