Here’s how it works: To send a text, messages should be addressed to “Crimes” or 274637, and should begin with the word “Solve”. This guarantees it will be routed to the Hampden County House of Correction in Ludlow and forwarded to the local police department.  When sending in a tip, the sender should include the name of the community where the tip is relevant.  Police recommend that people store the Text-A-Tip number in their cell phone contacts to keep it handy in the event it is needed. For now, only Springfield, Holyoke and the state police are participating, but Text-A-Tip is open for expansion to include other communities.

TipSoft SMS is a Text-a-Tip application which allows tipsters to anonymously submit information to our participating law enforcement agencies, schools, universities and corporations. Many of these agencies are utilizing this application through their Crime Stoppers Program which is an excellent deployment choice, although not required. This secure application allows the tipster and the investigator to have two-way dialog while keeping the tipster's identity completely anonymous.

Short Message Service (SMS), often called text messaging, is a means of sending short messages to and from mobile phones.  Want tipsters to send tips to you as text messages from their cell phones?  If so, contact us

TipSoft SMS is seamlessly integrated with the TipSoft Online web application and TipSoft Mobile that runs securely on any SmartPhone. All TipSoft applications allow for the simple and secure reception and response to tips via text message.




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Championship Results: 2/21/20

Below are the results from the Basketball Championships that were held tonight at the Boys and Girls Club. Overall, we really had a great night and I want to personally thank everyone for their volunteer work, investing in the lives of young people in Holyoke. We have some really great volunteers that really care about the youth and our community.

Some of the interactions with the youth tonight were absolutely priceless. To hear a youth speak about not having a mother or a father growing up and "Not having anybody" just reinforces why we are running these leagues.

A shout out to all of the donors that make it possible for us to do our intentional work; focusing on character development, intentional mentor-ship and taking advantage of teaching moments about life. The structure and addressing negative behavior in a positive, but firm way, really does make gains in the areas of social / emotional learning.

A special thanks to all of our agency partners, especially Sheriff Nick Cocchi, District Attorney Anthony Gulluni, Holyoke Police Chief Manny Febo, Eileen Cavanaugh from the Boys and Girls Club, Kathy Veins from the YMCA, Dr. Zrike and the Holyoke Public Schools, Paul Lambert and the Basketball Hall of Fame for investing financially or with resources of space to give us an opportunity to run these leagues and do the work we are doing. We are honored to volunteer our time to try to build youth and families and we can't get it done without all of your support. THANK YOU!!!

3rd and 4th Grade Championship:
Team #4 (Purple) defeated Team #5 (Kelly) 22 to 19

5th and 6th Grade Championship:
Team #5 (Black) defeated Team # 6 (Blue) 40 to 39

7th and 8th Grade Championship:
Team #2 (Blue) defeated Team #6 (Green) 34 to 14

High School Championship:
Team #6 (Yellow) defeated Team #2 (Black) 39 to 26

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