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Now, anyone with a cell phone can send an anonymous tip to the Maplewood Police Department by texting the word maplewood and the tip information to 847411 (tip411).
Reserved exclusively for Public Safety purposes and powered by CitizenObserver, a St. Paul, Minnesota Company, tip411 puts a powerful new crime fighting tool into the hands of the Maplewood community for all ages and demographics. CitizenObserver’s technology removes all identifying information before the Police Department see’s it so there is no way to identify the sender. It is 100% anonymous. Tip411 is not a substitute for dialing 911. If you are calling in an emergency you should always call 911 for an immediate response. The system is not monitored on a 24/7 basis.
Cell phone set up for tip411 is easy: 1. Under ‘Contacts’ on your cell phone, establish a new group titled “847411” and save.2. Now go to your text messaging as you would to send a text message to someone.3. In the “To” block (who you’re going to send it to), type in “847411”. 4.Drop to your text box; once in text box type in the word Maplewood followed by a space. Letters are not case sensitive. 5. Then type in your crime tip and push send once your crime tip is complete.