FWC’s Wildlife Alert now using Tip411 system
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Wildlife Alert System is now using a safe and effective new system for submitting anonymous tips. The public can contact FWC Law Enforcement by downloading an easy-to-use iPhone or Android app: “FWC Wildlife Alert.”
The new Tip411 system will enable the public to anonymously communicate with members of FWC law enforcement via text, which will allow officers to receive the information they need to address violations more quickly and efficiently. The new system replaces the Tip@MyFWC.com text and email functions, which have been phased out of operation.
You can still submit anonymous text tips by text, phone or via the FWC website.
To report a violation, you can use any one of these methods:
Download the iPhone or Android “FWC Wildlife Alert” app from your phone’s app store.
Send a text to 847411 (Tip411) with keyword “FWC” followed by the location and any information you can about the violation.
Call the Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404-FWCC (888-404-3922).
Submit a tip online at MyFWC.com/WildlifeAlert.
“We are excited to begin using the new Tip411 system to connect the public and FWC law enforcement,” said Wildlife Alert Board Chair Virginia “Jenny” Brock. We believe in this digital age the text and app options will increase public safety and conservation efforts by encouraging more people to report violations.”
The Wildlife Alert program began over 30 years ago to encourage the public to contact FWC with information regarding wildlife violations. When the information leads to a citation or arrest the tipster is eligible to receive reward money ranging from $100-$1,000. The FWC Wildlife Alert Program is administered by the Wildlife Alert Reward Association, which is funded primarily by court ordered fines paid by violators. The members of the association promote the program and raise private, tax deductible, charitable donations to supplement the rest of the fund.