Regional crime stoppers group adds tool

Published 7:34 pm Friday, August 19, 2022

The Greater Hampton Roads Regional Crime Lines, in cooperation with Star Star Mobile, Crime Stoppers USA, has launched a new nationwide crimefighting tool that allows anyone to report information about a crime from anywhere in the country by dialing **TIPS (**8477) on a cellphone.

**TIPS connects tipsters to the closest Crime Stoppers Program in the region and allows callers to remain anonymous. There are hundreds of Crime Stoppers phone numbers in the United States, but with **TIPS, no matter where you are in the country, you can dial the number and provide anonymous tips to law enforcement through Crime Stoppers.

**TIPS will work anywhere within the forty-eight contiguous states.

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In October 2020, the Florida attorney general, in partnership with the Florida Association of Crime Stoppers, began piloting **TIPS. Due to its success and use by residents in that state, Crime Stoppers USA decided to take the program nationwide.