EPISD Police launch Text Tip program
POSTED: Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 12:14pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 4:52pm
El Paso, TX (KTSM) — EPISD Police Services announced it was launching a new tool to fight crime in EPISD this week. Students, staff, parents and the community can text the keyword TIPEPISDPD and your to 847411 (Tip411).
The Tip411 School Safety Edition provides anonymous tips with two-way communications directly to the tipster with real-time interaction. The system also allows EPISD Police to use social media such as Facebook to communicate in the event of a situation requiring a mass notification.
“Given the fact that the majority of our students and staff have social media accounts this will give us an opportunity to interact with individuals that have information on topics such as weapons, drugs, gangs and other potential threats that they would normally not provide information directly to a police officer,” said Chief Victor Araiza. “Now an individual can provide information to our officers anonymously that may prevent criminal activity from occurring on our campuses.”