HCSO Announces Release of Citizen Observer / Tip411 Program

Sheriff Gary Cutler is pleased to announce the release of the Hays County Sheriff’s Office Citizen Observer / Tip411 Program. In a press conference earlier today, Sheriff Cutler explained that this program will allow another form of secure communication between the citizens of Hays County and their Hays County Sheriff’s Office.

Citizen Observer is a web based program that allows citizens to subscribe to alerts and messages that can be sent by the sheriff’s office via email and text messaging. This will allow the Hays County Sheriff’s Office to send notifications and information out to the community in times of emergency. This program will also allow the sheriff’s office to send out information on ongoing investigations and crimes, in an attempt to solicit participation from the community.

The Tip411 portion of the program also citizens to submit tips to the sheriff’s office via text messaging from all mobile phones companies. This will allow the tipster to remain anonymous and to communicate with the sheriff’s office via text message.

To sign up for alerts go to www.citizenobserver.com
To text a tip text HCTXSO plus the information to 847411

You can also submit a tip via the Hays County Sheriff’s Office facebook page, by clicking “Submit a Tip”.

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