Crime Stoppers Cellular Program Terms and Conditions

If you see a crime in progress or need to report an emergency, please call 911. By participating in the Crime Stoppers Cellular Program, you are agreeing to the terms and conditions presented here. Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County, Inc. makes best efforts to ensure the program is available on most major wireless carriers; Crime Stoppers cannot guarantee this program will work for all participants. Although the program is complimentary to participants, standard text messaging rates may apply. Check with your carrier and wireless plan for details.

For your safety, you should always delete all text messages from Crime Stoppers ( from your in box and you’re out box.

How to Submit a Tip

To text a tip to the Crime Stoppers Cellular Program, you must have text messaging enabled on your phone and subscribe to a participating cell phone carrier.

To begin your tip session,

  • Go to your MESSAGING CENTER on your phone
  • Type in, push OK
  • Type in your message, and send it
  • You will then receive a confidential code number, secure that code number because that will be the only link to your information.  We suggest you call our anonymous TIPS phone line at 1-800-458-TIPS (8477) when you want to follow up on your information.
  • You may also always submit a tip by calling 1-800-458-TIPS (8477), or go to our website at, “Report a Crime”.  This is also a secure anonymous tips confidential reporting system.
  • When you complete your tip submission, for your safety, you should always delete all text messages from from your text message in box and out box.

What is Text Messaging and How Do I Know If I Can Send or Receive a Text?

Text messaging is also known as SMS or short message service. Text messaging is a way to communicate on your cellular phone by sending or receiving plan text messages. To determine if you can send text messages, it is best to contact your wireless provider or refer to your mobile device’s manual.

What is Crime Stoppers?

The Crime Stoppers Program highlights unsolved crimes in the local media, appealing to the public for information. Users may submit tips either by calling a toll free tips line number at 1-800-458-TIPS (8477) or by going to our website at or “Report A Crime” or via text messaging, by sending to The anonymous tips line is answered and monitored by trained personnel who forward the information to the appropriate law enforcement investigators.

You will not be asked to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers in order to provide information about a crime and Crime Stoppers will not be able to trace the text message in any way. If your information results in the arrest, property or narcotics confiscated of an offender, you will be eligible for a REWARD of up to $1,000.


Types of Crimes to Submit

Crime Stoppers wants information on every type of felony crime, not just those covered in the media. The text tip line is not traced, and we are not interested in the user’s identity. We believe Crime Stoppers offers a way for callers to rid their neighborhoods of crime SAFELY.

When to Submit a Tip

With the Crime Stoppers Cellular Program, you may submit a tip anytime, anywhere, 24/7.

How to Check the Status of a Potential Reward

If you have been issued an anonymous code number for your tip, please call 1-800-458-TIPS (8477) to check on the status of your case. You will not be asked to disclose your identity. Simply provide the anonymous code number you were issued via text message. Remember, you may be eligible for a reward if your information related to a crime being solved that results in the arrest, property or narcotics confiscated of an offender.

Where to Find Information about Crime Stoppers

Visit and check out the Related Links to view areas such as “REPORT A CRIME”

Cost to Send

Although the Crime Stoppers Cellular Program is complimentary and requires no purchase or fee for participation, standard messaging rates and other fees may apply. Check your mobile plan for more details.

Find Your Carrier

The Crime Stoppers Cellular Program is compatible with all cellular phone carriers. To participate, your mobile phone must be text message-enabled.


At any time, from your mobile phone, send a text message with the word for program information. You may also contact 1-800-458-TIPS (8477) to check on the status of a submitted tip.


No mobile phone information is collected by Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County, Inc. as part of this program. Your text tip is completely anonymous to the Crime Stoppers program. Any information you submit is shared with the Crime Stoppers Unit and relevant law enforcement investigative agencies.

Program Duration

The Crime Stoppers Cellular Program is available beginning January 2008 and is ongoing until further notice.

Program Availability

Currently, the Service is only applicable to crimes committed in Palm Beach County, Florida and only functions in the United States. You understand and acknowledge that you may not access, or attempt to access or use the Service from countries outside of the United States. You agree to abide by U.S. and other applicable export control laws and not to transfer, by electronic transmission or otherwise, any content or software subject to restrictions under such laws to a national destination or person prohibited under such laws.


Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County, Inc. is not responsible for incomplete, lost, late, damaged, illegible or misdirected e-mail or mobile messages or for any technical problems, malfunctions of any telephone lines, computer systems, servers, providers, hardware/software, lost or unavailable network connections or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmission or any combination thereof.  Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County, Inc. is not responsible for any liability for damage to any computer system resulting from participation in or accessing or downloading information in connection with this program.

ANY ATTEMPT BY A PARTICIPANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS PROGRAM IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAW. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, CRIME STOPPERS OF PALM BEACH COUNTY, INC., RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County, Inc., reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify or restrict access from any individual who tampers with the program process. In the event of a dispute regarding any entry, the entry will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the internet address submitted at the time of entry (i.e., the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider or other organization responsible for assigning IP addresses for the domain associated with the action). Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County, Inc., assumes no responsibility for undeliverable emails or mobile messages resulting from any form of active or passive email or mobile filtering by a user’s internet service provider, mobile provider and/or email client or for insufficient space in user’s email or mobile phone account to receive email or messages. Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County, Inc., reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend this program should a virus, bug, or other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor corrupt the administration, security or proper operation of the program. In the event of termination, a notice will be posted on-line. Sponsor reserves the right to modify the promotion or disqualify participants if fraud, misconduct or technical failures destroy the integrity of the program as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.

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