Making Anonymous Tips to Help Solve Crimes

You can safely report crime tips through Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound without exposing your identity. The system is 100% anonymous – you NEVER have to give your name, whether via phone, internet or text message (texting is currently only available in King, Kitsap, Snohomish & Island Counties).  All major North American cell phone carriers are part of the program.

By Phone:

When you call in a tip no Caller ID is used. To phone in a tip via the SPD Tip Line, call 206.233.5000 or 911.  To phone in a tip via Crime Stoppers call 206.343.2020 or 800.222.TIPS or 800.CRIME.13.  Someone is available to take tips 24-hours a day.


The Crime Stoppers website is 

When you send a tip via the internet no email address or IP address is traced.

Via Text Message:

Send your text message to 274637 (CRIMES).  Begin your message with the keyword Tip486 (not case sensitive) in the body of the message.  

Your initial submission will trigger an auto response from the secure transaction server.  You will receive a unique code number. REMEMBER THIS NUMBER AS IT CANNOT BE RETRIEVED LATER.  You can then engage in a two-way secured and encrypted text dialog with the Crime Stoppers coordinator.

Text STOP to the short code 27637 (CRIMES) at any time to reset the system.  Crime Stoppers will no longer be able to reply to you.  Note that if you want to continue your conversation with Crime Stoppers or if you forgot your code number, you must start the process over.

 Standard text rates may apply.

When you send a text message tip, secure and anonymous technology is utilized so your identity is never revealed.

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If you see a crime in progress or need to report an emergency, please call 911 immediately.