FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Those who want to report a crime tip to the Kentucky State Police may now do so using a confidential text.
The program is called "Text a Tip," and state police say it will have many benefits. Nationwide, text-a-tip programs are being promoted in schools to report weapon threats and reduce bullying.
Anyone with texting abilities can use it. Simply text 67283 in the address field, then type KSPTIP in the message field. Leave a space, then enter the information about the crime.
The messages are sent to a separate, third-party server where identifying information is stripped out.