Colorado Springs Accepting Crime Tips Through Texts
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Colorado Springs police unveiled a new initiative that allows people to anonymously send tips on criminal investigations through text messages.
The Colorado Springs police said Thursday that the text-messaging system will also let investigators to respond to tipsters with follow-up questions while maintaining the sender’s anonymity.
For example, someone can send police a message alerting them of a suspect’s whereabouts and the tip will be handled the same way it is with the CrimeStoppers program.
Police say the department is paying $5,400 for two years to have the program.
People can send tips by typing TIP411 on their phones and including “CSPD” in the body of the text.
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