Glenwood Police Department Announces New tip411 Public Safety Alert System

For Immediate Release 
May 27, 2016
Contact: Glenwood Police Department, Investigation Division - Phone: 708-753-24020

Glenwood Police Department Announces New tip411 Public Safety Alert System
New safety initiative allows police and public to communicate via email and text

 Glenwood, Illinois – May 27, 2016 The Glenwood Police Department is launching the tip411 alert system from CitizenObserver, a new interactive way to keep the community connected and informed through email, text message, and online public safety alerts. tip411 also allows the public to report crimes and other suspicious activities directly to police by sending anonymous text messages from their cell phone.

“We believe an informed community is a safer community,” said Chief Demitrous Cook of the Glenwood Police Department “The new tip411 system allows our department to engage with the public and share information that will help make Glenwood a safer place.”

Members of the community can register to receive alerts from Glenwood Police Department via email and/or text message to their cell phone by opting to receive neighborhood-specific or citywide alerts about public safety issues in their area. Community members are encouraged to sign up online by visiting

The public can also share information on crimes and other suspicious activity by sending an anonymous web or text tip to police. While not a replacement for dialing 911 in an emergency, those wishing to share information anonymously with police can simply text “GLENWOOD” and their message to 847411 (tip411).

“This system has been successful in communities across the U.S.,” said Terry Halsch, President of tip411. “Departments have been helped tremendously by members of the public who have sent anonymous text messages to police with important information that often leads to arrests.”

Those with questions, or who need help signing up for alerts, are asked to call Glenwood Police Department at 708-753-2420


 About Glenwood Police Department: The mission of the Glenwood Police Department is to enhance the quality of life for the citizens of the Village of Glenwood by professionally working in partnership to provide safety, security and service while upholding the constitutional responsibilities of the Police Department.

About tip411: tip411™ is a web-based toolset for law enforcement that features anonymous text tips, group alerting and secure social media publishing tools. tip411™ helps agencies engage community members of all ages by enabling anyone with a cell phone to text anonymous tips that can be responded to in real time by authorized personnel in the agency or organization. Learn more at or by following @tip411CO on Twitter.