July 19, 2009
Police seeking texters' tips
More than 100 Police Department and law enforcement agencies accross the nation accept anonymous tips by text message, reports The Chicago Tribune.
... Authorities stress that emergencies should be reported by calling 911, but from Boston to Los Angeles, police departments and other agencies have begun taking tips via text message.
Chicago residents have been text-messaging tips to police since September. This year, police have received 341 tips that led to eight arrests, according to Officer Michael Fitzpatrick.
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