Tip411 Citizen Observer

Send Tips
Tip411 has three options on sending an anonymous tip to the Watauga Police Department: 
  1. Text your tip to 847411, and in the text box enter WATAUGAPD followed by your tip information; or
  2. Download the Tip411 app from the Google Play or Apple Store for free. Search for WATAUGAPD or reference links below; 
  3. Go to Citizen Observer on-line and submit your tip.
Android  Android app
IOS  iOS app

Company Background
CitizenObserver is a privately held St Paul, MN based Corporation that was founded in 2000. The company was formed in response to an incident that occurred in St Paul in 1999 where the affected parties were one of the first in the country to leverage the Internet to create safer communities. At its inception, the founders of CitizenObserver formed a law enforcement advisory board to guide them about the types of tools that would most benefit their agencies in effectively engaging citizens to help create safer communities. CitizenObserver is the developer of web based products that require no local implementation, support or technical resource allocation by your organization. Law Enforcement, Schools (k12 and Higher Ed), Call Centers, and Emergency Management in over 1,000 communities in the US are using CitizenObserver’s tools to engage citizens in their efforts to create a safer and more connected community.

Tip411 does three key things:

  • Group Alerting: Pinpoint targeted text and email alerts to custom public groups that you want to reach such as neighborhood watch, businesses or campus organizations. Also create custom private groups for targeting sensitive, internal-only text and email alerts.
  • Social Media Publishing: Securely and simultaneously publish information to your Face Book page, Twitter, and other websites - with the click of a button. Reaching people where they get their information everyday further engages the public.
  • Anonymous Tips: Engage the public by giving them the ability to anonymously contact you via text message or web tips. Chat functionality gives you a two way connection to interact with tipsters to gather more intelligence and information.