Sheriff’s Department launches internet tip line

Staff reports

The Ascension's Parish Sheriff's Department launched its new internet based tool that enables the public to text message an anonymous tip to law enforcement, and allows law enforcement to create an "anonymous chat" with the public.

The program is called 'tip 411' and is reserved exclusively for public safety purposes and is powered by Citizen Observer.

"Tip 411 puts a powerful new crime fighting tool into the hands of our community for all ages and demographics," says Sheriff Jeff Wiley. "This new capability will help our citizens play an active role in keeping neighborhoods safer.”

Anyone with a cell phone can send an anonymous tip to the Sheriff's Department by texting APSO, along with  a message to 847411, (tip 411), or use web tips by submitting tips online at