Crime is everywhere and impacts everyone in some capacity at one point in their lives. If you have information about a possible crime being committed, contact Crime Stoppers. You will remain entirely anonymous and at no point will you be required to give your name or any personal information that would expose your identity. You will not have to work with law enforcement directly in order to provide information. You may possess valuable information about a crime that could be used to make an arrest on a felony offender or could provide the missing link in a criminal investigation.
Call the Crime Stoppers Hotline at 817-469-TIPS (8477)
All calls to the Crime Stoppers hotline - 817-469-8477 - are answered in the Safe City Commission Crime Stoppers Call Center, located in Fort Worth. When you call Crime Stoppers, a trained call taker will receive in all the information you provide regarding the crime. The call takers will be familiar with the area to assure that the most accurate information, including the suspect’s name and address, will be entered correctly. Do not give your name or any of your personal information; only the information that belongs to the suspect(s) in the crime. The call taker will give you a tip number that will be the only method used for identifying you in future correspondence. Your tip information will be passed along to the appropriate law enforcement agency or school for investigation. After a few weeks, contact Crime Stoppers again to check the status of your tip. The call taker will let you know the progress of your tip and whether you will get a reward of up to a $1,000. Since the program maintains your anonymity, you will NOT be responsible for making a formal statement or giving evidence in a courtroom. Crime Stoppers does NOT use caller ID or *69; your call will NOT be recorded or traced at any time. You contact us, we do NOT contact you.
In the event of an emergency, dial 9-1-1 and report it immediately. Crime Stoppers is NOT a substitute for emergency services. If you are a victim of crime, you should report it to your local police department.
Submit Information Online to Crime Stoppers
Crime Stoppers accepts tip information online through the website: www.469tips.com.
The online tip submission form will open in a separate window. Fill out as much information as possible. After you submit your tip information, you will be given a tip number. Keep this number and after several weeks, call Crime Stoppers to receive the status of your tip. Do not use the online tip submission form for emergencies. In the event of an emergency, please dial 9-1-1.
Send a Text Message to Crime Stoppers
In order to send an anonymous tip via text message, you must enter 'TIP117 plus your message' and send it to CRIMES (274637). Text STOP to 274637 to cancel. Text HELP to 274637 for help. Messaging and data rates may apply. A confirmation text message, which includes your tip number, will be automatically sent back to you following the initial text. The tip is sent to the Safe City Commission Crime Stoppers Call Center for further action. The Call Center sends a reply to your cell phone to gather more information, as needed. Once the text messaging dialogue between you and the call center is complete, the call center disseminates the tip to the appropriate contact.
Chat Live with Crime Stoppers, Anonymously
You can engage in a live web chat with Crime Stoppers through the Safe City Commission Crime Stoppers website at www.469tips.com. Go to the homepage and click on 'Chat', which will open an instant messenger-type pop up box. You will be assigned the alias of 'Tipster' to protect your anonymity. Your conversation will remain anonymous and will be conducted with the Safe City Commission Crime Stoppers Call Center. You may report tips, check status or ask questions about the program.
Download the "Tip Submit" Mobile App
To contact Crime Stoppers using your smart phone, you may download the 'Tip Submit' mobile app for free from the Apple App Store or Android Market. Through the app, you will have unlimited message length and may submit images and videos. For community and neighborhood tips within Tarrant County, you may auto-locate or manually locate our program by searching for Safe City Commission Crime Stoppers. For school-related tips, you may auto-locate the nearest school in which to submit a tip or select a school manually.