Springfield citizens can now text crime tips to the police safely and anonymously through the new Text-A-Tip program. The two-way text messaging system sends citizens' messages through an encrypted server in Canada, which allows 2-way text dialog while shielding the caller's number and identity from authorities. The Springfield Police Department is partnering with county, state and other regional authorities on this service.
To send an anonymous crime tip from any text-enabled phone:
Type in your crime tip, and be sure to include the city/town in which in the information is relevant