SUFFOLK -- Suffolk Police launched an anonymous tip service Thursday to help prevent, reduce and solve crime.

TipSoft lets citizens anonymously submit crime-related tips through the Web, a text message or from any android or iPhone mobile device with the TipSubmit mobile app.

Chief of Police Thomas E. Bennett said, 'The Suffolk Police Department is excited about the addition of text tipping to our investigative tools. In today's world, every one operates via cell phones. This addition to our Crime Line capabilities will undoubtedly assist us in solving more crimes by obtaining tips from not only traditional methods such as phones and voicemails but through the use of non-traditional means such as email and text. The text tipping system will be easier and quicker while still providing a level of confidentiality for the tipster. We look forward to using this system.'

Tips can be submitted by visiting, or by texting the word 'CRIMES' (274637) with the keyword SPDVATIP.

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