Submit Crime Tip


  How do I Text a Tip?

  There are three main parts to a text message Tip:

  1. The Short Code replaces a phone number.

      Anonymous Tips are sent to CRIMES (274637).

  2.  Key Words are used to ensure that the tip is

       directed to the proper place. The keyword for the

       Fairfield Connecticut Police Department is

       "FPD" or (373).

   3.  The Message contains the key word initially and

         then the actual text message.


   For Example

   A tipster sends their first message. They text "FPD" plus

    their tip information to CRIMES (274637). The tipster

    then receives a confirmation and a unique code number.

    The tipster may respond back by simply replying. No key

    word or any other identifier is needed for any subsequent

    contact from that cell phone. You need only text CRIMES

   (274637) and you are connected anonymously. A two-way

    dialogue through this encrypted system is possible as

    well, always protecting the anonymity of the tipster.

    No one will ever know who the tipster is.


There is no premium cost for this service. Standard text messaging rates apply for messages sent and received (if applicable).  Rates can be confirmed with your service provider.

Information can also be sent anonymously via the web.