SFPD launching Text-a-Tip program

August 19, 2009 9:57:49 AM PDT
New San Francisco Police Chief George Gascon is unveiling another crime fighting tool in the City, text messaging.

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The "Text-a-Tip" program will allow people to anonymously report a crime or provide information about an investigation. It also lets police respond in real time and conduct a two-way conversation with anyone texting the service.

"Text-a-Tip" is currently used by law enforcement agencies in 40 states.

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