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Many of us these days use our smartphones to manage almost everything in our lives. So why not use that same technology to improve our city by helping to catch criminals and keep our streets safe? For citizens looking to do their part in the fight against crime, the Spartanburg Police Department is now utilizing state-of-the-art technology to receive crime tips, allowing residents to submit tips by a secure web form, text, or through apps for the iPhone or Android-based smartphones. 

Whatever method you choose to submit a crime tip, security and anonymity are maintained at all times by encrypting any messages, assigning them a unique alias and ID, and routing them through secure servers, protecting your personal information at all times

Submit a tip online or through an app on your iPhone or Andorid-based smartphone

Follow any of the buttons below to submit your crime tip.

Submit a tip Online  Submit a tip through our iPhone App Submit a tip through our Android App  


Submit a crime tip through text

The Spartanburg Police Department uses TipSoft SMS (short message service) to allow citizens to submit crime tips through text message. The service is 100% anonymous utilizing cloaking technology. No one will know the identity of the text tipster. The technology routes messages through a server that encrypts cell phone numbers before they get to police. The technology also allows investigators to securely reply back to the cell phone and communicate in real-time without compromising the tipster’s identity.

The TipSoft SMS system allows people to notify police when calling may not be feasible or safe. Texting a tip is easy. All you have to do is:

Text "TIP649 plus your message" to 274637 (CRIMES). 

Standard rates may apply.


How cloaking technology works

How text cloaking technology works