Crime Stoppers of Minnesota

Tip Collection Information
Tipsters who contact Crime Stoppers are given a unique ID which is how we identify them.  Regardless of the method of contact, we are able to communicate back to the tipster to ask clarifying questions that law enforcement may want to ask to further develop the tip.  For phoned in tips we rely on the tipster to contact the call center to know if a message has been posted for them by us.  Clarifying questions received by internet and texting go through the call center software directly to the tipster.  In all cases the two way dialog keeps the tipster’s identity anonymous.

24/7 Call Center                                                        1-800-222-TIPS (8477)

  1. Calls are answered at the Crime Stoppers call center 24/7
  2. The call center uses a translation service to accommodate calls of many foreign languages.
  3. The call center will electronically transfer the tip to Crime Stoppers of Minnesota and we in turn transfer the tip to your designated persons. 

Web Tips                                                  

  1. Direct the public in your Press Releases to go to our website to submit a tip
  2. Display our “Submit a Web Tip” button on your department’s website as a Hotlink for tipsters to be connected directly to the Crime Stoppers Web Tip Form from your website.
  3. The link address for the Hotlink that you webmaster needs to implement is:

  1. The following Tip Button image for websites is being sent to you as a separate file.

SMS Text Message Tips Text "TIP674" plus message to CRIMES (274637)

  1. Upon receiving a tipster’s first incoming message, the system will auto-reply with a confirmation containing their unique Tip ID. 
  2. The tipster may submit follow-up information with a simple reply - nothing else is needed!  
  3. The messaging thread may be terminated by the tipster texting STOP.
  4. The instructions to publish for the public to submit a SMS text message are:

Text “TIP674 plus your message” send to CRIMES (274637).

Contact Crime Stoppers

Crime Stoppers of Minnesota  
9036 Grand Ave South
Bloomington, Minnesota 55420

Minnesota State ID#                   #5621393
Federal Tax ID#                      41-1352695
Crime Stoppers Fax             952-881-6524
For administrative help call 651-452-7463




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