tip411 Anonymous Crime Tips


Tip411 Card

Ocean Isle Police Launch New tip411 Anonymous Tip System for Customized Crime-Fighting

Innovative new OIBPD app helps better connect police with the public

OCEAN ISLE, NC – December 15, 2022 – The Ocean Isle Police Department is increasing its crime-fighting arsenal with a new app to help residents connect with the department to find information, view alerts, and submit anonymous tips from their smartphone.

Developed by tip411, the OIBPD app puts a powerful new crime-fighting tool into the hands of community members of all ages.  The OIBPD app is available for download for free via the Google Play Store or iTunes App Store 

“The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department is extremely proud to serve our community and is constantly searching to find new ways to enhance our community policing efforts,” said Ocean Isle Police Chief Ken Bellamy. “We believe our new OIBPD app will do just that, and by working together with our residents, we can make a difference and help maintain a high quality of life for those who live and visit Ocean Isle Beach.”

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

“We’ve listened to feedback from partners like Ocean Isle Police and have built a more advanced and innovative product to help departments better engage their communities,” said tip411 President Terry Halsch.  “The OIBPD app, powered by tip411, will greatly improve the public’s access to agency alerts, social media channels, important information, and more to help fight crime.”

The OIBPD app and tip411 anonymous text a tip system are 100% anonymous, as the technology removes all identifying information before police see the tips and there is no way to identify the sender.

Those without a smartphone can share information with police by sending an anonymous text tip via their cell phone to police by texting keyword OIBPD and their message/tip to 847411 (tip411). Anonymous tips can also be submitted by clicking HERE

Tip411 Phone

About tip411:
tip411 is a digital toolset for law enforcement that features anonymous tip capabilities via apps, text messaging, and the web as well as group alerting and secure social media publishing tools.  Used in over 2,000 communities, tip411 helps agencies engage community members of all ages by enabling anyone with a cell phone to send anonymous tips that can be responded to in real time by authorized personnel inside an agency or organization.  Learn more at or by following @tip411CO on Twitter and Facebook.