Crime Stoppers & Text-A-Tip
The Crime Stoppers Hotline and Text-A-Tip programs give communities real-time tools to fight crime. Since the inception of the programs, information from anonymous phone calls and texts has led to arrests in numerous cases, including homicides, aggravated assaults, car-jackings, and home invasions.
The non traceable and unrecorded Crime Stoppers Hotline sends information directly to trained personnel of the BPD, allowing them to piece together relevant tips in ongoing investigations. The Text-A-Tip program was introduced in 2007, pioneering efforts in community policing by offering immediate communication between concerned citizens and police officers.
These programs are completely anonymous. Phone numbers remain private, and only information provided voluntarily will be given to police. In meritorious cases where the information leads to an arrest and indictment of a murderer, the tipster may receive up to $1,000 in cash.
The BPD needs every bit of information to solve crime. Your phone is more powerful than you think.
Call in your anonymous tip to: 1-800-494 –TIPS
Text your anonymous tip to: “CRIME” or 27463