Anonymous Tip Tool
The Plano Police Department has launched tip411,
an internet based tool that enables the public to text message
anonymous tips to police, and allows the police to respond back if
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 Plano community for all ages and demographics.
is not a substitute for calling the Police Department to report any
in-progress incident. If an immediate response is needed, please dial
911 in cases of emergency or 972-424-5678 if no emergency exists.
Anonymous web tips can also be submitted via the tip411 webpage.
How to Set Up Cell phone set up for tip411 is easy:
Under ‘Contacts' on your cell phone, establish a new contact titled "847411" and save.
Now go to your text messaging as you would to send a text message to someone.
In the "To" block (who you're going to send it to), select the contact "847411".
Drop to your text box; once in the text box type in "PLANOPD" followed by a space.
Then type in your crime tip and push send once your crime tip is complete.
An example tip would look like this: PLANOPD There have been a lot of strange cars and people at 1234 Any
Street. Many people go in and come out of the house at all hours of the
day and night and they are very noisy at night.
Once a crime tip is sent, you will receive a message from CitizenObserver
indicating the message has been forwarded to the Plano Police
Department. Plano Police personnel may then respond back to the sender
asking for additional information. If the sender does not want any
further contact, the sender only needs to text the word "stop" back to
847411 and the contact between the sender and the police department is
broken. Please note that text message charges may apply to your account,
depending on the terms of the service.