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TIP411 is an resource that allows citizens to anonymously report criminal activity to the Eau Claire Police Department.

  • DO NOT use TIP411 to report emergencies or crimes in progress. Call 911 for emergencies or 715-839-4972 for non-emergencies. 
    • TIP411 IS NOT monitored 24/7. Patrol supervisors periodically check TIP411 throughout their shift.   
  • Only report criminal activity that has occurred IN THE CITY OF EAU CLAIRE. Crimes must be reported in the jurisdiction where they occurred. 

How to text an anonymous tip:

  1. Enter 847411 (TIP411).
  2. In the message section, type ECPD followed by a space and then your anonymous tip.
  3.  Once you hit send, your tip is sent to Citizen Observer, scrambled, and then forwarded to the Eau Claire Police Department as an anonymous tip.
  4. A patrol supervisor will periodically review these tips and respond appropriately.

How to send a web-based anonymous tip:

  1. Go to the following web site: CitizenObserver.com
  2. Fill in the SUBJECT box
  3. Type in your TIP message in the details box
  4. Upload photos if applicable
  5. Select SUBMIT
    • This will bring you to a screen that identifies the message was successfully submitted. It is crucial that you save/record your tip ID located on the second screen. You must have the tip ID in order to check any follow-up conversations or submit a follow-up comment.
  6. To check for responses or to reply with a follow-up message, enter the tip ID into the box labeled "Follow - Up Login ID" which is located on the initial screen where you submitted your initial tip.

 ***If you need to speak with an officer directly, please call the non-emergency number 715-839-4972.***