HAMILTON, Ohio -- Butler County residents now have a new way to report information about a crime.
Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones announced the county’s the launch of TipSoft , which can be used via the TipSubmit app.
According to the Hamilton Journal-News , the system allows for anonymous two-way conversation with the agency.
The sheriff’s office said the TipSoft system is also used across the country and has resulted in 145,000 arrests.
“We need help from citizens to fight crime in Butler County,” Jones said. “From food stamp fraud to the apprehension of heroin dealers, many of our investigations start with information we’ve received from neighbors who are tired of crime in their community.”
Deputies say people should report information about non-urgent cases, such as unsolved cases, vandalism, theft, food stamp fraud, the sale and distribution of drugs or information about crimes that are being planned in the community or in schools.
Tips can be submitted at www.butlersheriff.org or by texting the word COPS and their tip to 274637 (crimes).