The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has an improved anonymous tip line known as “LTIP.” Anyone can use the tip line to anonymously connect with local law enforcement by text or by downloading the free app; search for Lincoln Co Sheriff in an app store.

The tip line is intended to help residents connect with the department to find information, view alerts and submit anonymous tips from their smartphone. Once the tip is submitted, officers can create a two-way conversation.

Those without a smartphone will still be able to share information by sending an anonymous text tip via cell phone by texting keyword LTIP and their message to 847411. Anonymous web tips can also be submitted by visiting lincolnso.me.

The tip line is a partnership among the sheriff’s office, the police departments in Boothbay Harbor, Damariscotta, Waldoboro and Wiscasset, and Healthy Lincoln County.

The upgraded system can route anonymous tips to the appropriate agencies based on the information received.