Bismarck PD to launch anonymous text tip system

BISMARCK, N.D. - Anonymous tips to Bismarck Police are going high tech.

Beginning Jan. 1, the department will increase its crime-fighting arsenal with a new app and an anonymous text tip system developed by tip411.

The Bismarck PD app is available for download on the Google Play Store, the iTunes App Store, and at www.bismarcknd.gov/94/Police

The app enables people to share an anonymous tip with police and lets officers respond back to create an anonymous two-way conversation.

People without a smart phone can still send an anonymous tip by texting keyword BISPD and their message or tip to 847411.

Anonymous web tips can also be submitted through the department's website.