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.