ECCS Cold Case Playing Cards Distributed in Local Jails
July 21, 2023
A cold case is never really cold as long as it’s kept in the public eye. That’s why Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers has partnered with local law enforcement agencies to get local cold cases back into the spotlight in hopes justice for past victims can be obtained despite the passage of time.
Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers is proud to announce that playing cards highlighting information about cold case murder victims and missing persons are being rolled out in Walton and Okaloosa County Jails, locations where information on crimes so often flows. Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers developed the cards thanks to a grant awarded by Season of Justice. Each card displays a picture of the victim, a short description of their case, and how to provide information anonymously. No matter how small, each tip has the potential of being the missing piece of information needed to finally provide justice to crime victims and their families. We will also be featuring those cold cases again on their individual anniversaries via our social media! The cases featured on the cold case playing cards come from the following participating law enforcement agencies: Walton County Sheriff's Office, Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office, Fort Walton Beach Police Department, Crestview Police Department & Niceville Police Department.
ECCS Partners with Anderson Software to Counter Crime & Build a Stronger Community
August 01, 2016
Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers is proud to announce that they have recently partnered with the Texas-based company, Anderson Software, to provide a more seamless and efficient way for students and community members to offer information to help solve and prevent crimes or other serious or life threatening matters. Anderson Software leads the industry with its latest secure and anonymous tip acquisition and management solution, called P3 Intel. This partnership allows Okaloosa and Walton Counties to foster a relationship between law enforcement and the public to proactively create a safer community.
Tips were previously accepted as SMS text messages using a short code and a dedicated keyword. Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers will now be accepting tips by phone, the web, and by way of the new, free P3 Tips mobile app available on the iOS and Android platforms, greatly enhancing the mobile tip submission process. Still completely anonymous, tips submitted through the P3 mobile app, unlike SMS text tips, have no length limitations and allow images, video, and documents to be uploaded with the tip. Anderson Software’s sophisticated encryption processes obscure any and all identifying information and provide assured anonymity for tipsters.
Even without the app, there is still an easy and secure option for submitting tips from any PC or mobile browser by going to p3tips.com. Of course, tips are still welcomed through calling our hotline (850-863-TIPS). Using whichever method, once a person submits a tip, they will be given a TIP ID and password. With this information they can login at p3tips.com and submit follow-up information, engage in real-time chat/two-way dialogue, be informed of the outcome of the tip, and access any pertinent reward information.