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.
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. http://www.tipsubmit.com