February 28th 2014,
TipNow is a system that allows individuals to report suspicious behavior by sending anonymous SMS/text, mobile-app, voice and email tips to prevent crime, theft and emergency situations. The TipNow app allows a person to select the category that fits the situation, attach pictures, and communicate with the security/police all through the convenience of the app.
TipNow at College of the Sequoias, Visalia, California
College of the Sequoias has received more than 100 tips since the app’s release. While many of these tips were only service related, 55 of these tips were for suspicious behavior and seven tips have led to arrests.
COS’s police department is creating an awareness amongst the students about using Tipnow for creating a safer campus. 10,000 students attend this college.
Chief of the Police, Bob Masterson said that students and faculty in the campus were their best resource. He further added that one may be a great witness even when they are not a victim.
Raising Awareness for TipNow
To raise awareness for TipNow, you can add TipNow information to your website. Here are 2 examples:
TipNow In The News
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“The TipNow text and mobile-app based anonymous reporting system is easy to use not only for our students, but also for the security officers that will be responding”. This system should be part of the security toolkit for all campuses.”
Sauk Valley Community College