Anonymous Tips

For emergencies, dial 911 immediately!

You can contact us using a phone app specifically for the purpose or may also just text us. Read below for further info.

Phone app:

NEW! Anonymous Text-a-Tip apps are available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store

If you want to use an app instead of the submission through your text only text app, please search the keywords 'Mount Vernon PD' inside of either store, then download the app. The app allows you to send not only the tip, it allows you to send the exact location and additionally send a photo or video.

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Mount Vernon Police Utilizes Anonymous Text Tips via TIP411

The public can share information about crimes and suspicious activity from their cell phone

The Mount Vernon Police Department now allows the public to share important public safety information anonymously with police by sending them a secure text message about crimes or suspicious activity.

We launched TIP411, an internet-based tool from CitizenObserver that enables the public to text message an anonymous tip to police and lets officers respond back in real-time to create an anonymous two-way conversation.

Anyone with a cell phone may send an anonymous tip to us by texting MVPD and their message/tip to 847411 (TIP411). Anonymous web tips can also be submitted right from the Police Department's website.

100% Anonymity

The TIP411 system is 100% anonymous, as the technology removes all identifying information before police see it and there is no way to identify the sender.

Further Information

The service works with both Apple and Android operating systems.

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