TXT 2 TIP Program

Help Fight Crime Anonymously

The Chicago Police Department created the TXT2TIP program so that a person can anonymously and safely help prevent crime in their community by sending information to the Chicago Police Department via a text message from a cellular phone. Follow these easy steps to submit a tip via text message:

• Create a new text message or SMS text on your cellular phone

• Enter the number 274637 (CRIMES) in the "TO" line

• In the message box, type the word CPD, a space, and then your crime tip information

• Hit "send" to send the text message

You will automatically receive a system-generated message back on your cell phone acknowledging your tip. Your identity will not be sent to the Chicago Police Department.

You will also be eligible for a cash reward up to $1000. The cash reward is provided by Cook County Crime Stoppers for information leading to an arrest.

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

For more information on TXT 2 TIP, please visit the Chicago Police Department website here.

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