Friday, December 05, 2008

New LAPD anonymous tip services

The LAPD has developed two new anonymous tip services in response to public demand for a secure way to submit crime tips to authorities. You can now send tips anonymously through text messaging by typing “LAPD” and your message to “CRIMES” (274637). The message is encrypted, which masks the sender’s identity before opening a dialogue with the LAPD Crime Stoppers.

There is also a new Web link where you can send the LAPD tips. Go to and follow the link for “Anonymous Web Tips.” This also uses a secure server which protects your identity and makes it impossible for detectives to track.

The LAPD wants information on any type of crime, and these resources provide a great way to help cut back the crime in our neighborhoods safely. Remember, the tip services are for non-emergencies only, so if you have an emergency, always dial 911. For more information on the LAPD Anonymous Crime Tip Program, click here.