Calls are accepted on the Crime Stoppers tips line phone. This phone is a stand-alone instrument which does not provide caller ID and conversations are not recorded. The call taker receiving the information completes the tips information form, makes initial inquiries and then passes the information to the investigating unit.
Tips are accepted securely and anonymously through text messaging.
1 - Text "OPD" and your message to CRIMES (274637)
2 - Upon reception of a tipster’s first incoming message, the system will auto-reply with a confirmation containing their unique Tip ID.
3 - To submit follow-up information, the tipster simply replies. Nothing else is needed.