Text A Tip!
March 24, 2010
Crime Stoppers of Shelbyville-Shelby County, with assistance from Anderson Software, has developed a safe and secure anonymous text message crime tip system. By adding this capability to the Crime Stoppers arsenal, we expect to generate a much greater level of communication with the citizens we serve.
Sending a text message or SMS (Short Message Service) is simple and convenient. All a tipster must remember is 274637 (CRIMES), the contact number assigned to our Crime Stoppers organization. Then, include the word CLUE in your text message/tip. Within seconds of a tipster sending a text tip, a text message is returned automatically to the tipster. This message acknowledges receipt of the tip and it gives the tipster a unique tip number which may be used to refer to their tip at a later date when providing new information or checking on tip or reward status.All text messages are encrypted and are totally anonymous. There is no cost to use this program other than standard messaging fees that may be charged by your Wireless Service Provider. No one ever receives information regarding the tipster’s name or phone number. Tipsters are also advised to delete their tip text messages for safety reasons.
We are excited about the incredible potential this new program will provide law enforcement agencies in their fight to keep our communities safe. Crime Stoppers has a proven track record of success across the United States and around the World. By better meeting the communications needs of our community members and with your involvement, we can take our successes to higher levels than ever seen before.