What to know about the OK2SAY tipline: How to report crimes, threats at Michigan schools

Tipline put in place in 2014

OK2SAY website on May 25, 2022. (WDIV)

OK2SAY is available across Michigan for public and private schools in the state. Anybody can submit a confidential tip.

Trained technicians receive the tips and filter the information to the agency that needs it so they can respond.

The tipline was put into place in 2014. As of Wednesday, there have been a total of 36,003 tips submitted since OK2SAY was created.

OK2SAY separates calls into tips and incidents. Tips are any call and incidents are multiple calls about the same tip. According to the OK2SAY annual report, the tipline fielded more than 3,700 tips and 3,600 incidents in 2020.

How to use the OK2SAY tipline

There are several ways you can report tips.

You can call 855-565-2729 or text 652729.

You can also email OK2SAY@mi.gov or fill out an online form.

There is an OK2SAY app available on the Apple Store and on Google Play.

The first question you will be asked is, “Is this tip related to a school incident?” If you choose yes, you will be asked to type in the name of the school or city.

You will then be asked to detail the incident. “Which of the following best describes the dangerous situation that you wish to report?” There are several options to choose from, you will have to pick one. You can put additional details in the next box and include a photo here if you have one available.

You will be required to put a phone number or email in and can choose to provide your name.

Before you submit your information you will be provided with this alert, “OK2SAY is for serious reports only. Our operators will take action on tips submitted through this system. False tips will not be accepted and may be prosecuted.”

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