Comcast has partnered with the City of Jackson to raise public awareness about the anonymous tipster service, tip411. Comcast will air a city-produced commercial about tip411 on several of its channels during the month of May in an effort to educate more Jackson residents about the crime-fighting tool.
Tip411 allows residents to text or submit web tips to police anonymously. When a resident sends information to police using tip411, the system removes all identifying information. Residents simply need to text their tip to 847411 and begin their message with “JPD.”
“The exposure Comcast is giving to promote the service will go a long way toward educating Jackson citizens about ways they can actively help keep their community safe,” said Mayor Tony T. Yarber.
Police Chief Lee Vance said tip411 has already helped prevent a number of crimes and incidents, including potential house burglaries, drug activity and disturbances within the Jackson Public Schools.
“What’s key about this service is the anonymity. People can feel safe working with police to protect their homes and neighborhoods,” Vance said.
“We are proud to partner with Mayor Yarber and Chief Vance to support this very important resource,” said Comcast Regional SVP Doug Guthrie. “This effort continues our tradition of investing in Jackson, and we are thrilled to help make a difference in improving the communities in which we live and work.”
Among the Comcast channels airing the commercial are CNBC, MLB, ESPN University, ESPN News, ESPN Classic, CBS Sports Network, Fox Sports 2, Fox Business News, Bloomberg TV, Fox Sports – South and Sports South.
The commercial can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAXpXUbmp9I