Posted: Feb 4, 2011 5:54 AM by Bea Karnes
Updated: Feb 4, 2011 5:55 AM
COLORADO SPRINGS (AP)-Colorado Springs police unveiled a new initiative that allows people to anonymously send tips on criminal investigations through text messages.
Colorado Springs police reported Thursday that the text-messaging system will also let investigators to respond to tipsters with follow-up questions while maintaining the sender's anonymity.
For example, someone can send police a message alerting them of a suspect's whereabouts and the tip will be handled the same way it is with the CrimeStoppers program.
Police say the department is paying $5,400 for two years to have the program.
You may send tips by typing TIP411 on your phone and including "CSPD" in the body of the text.