CrimeStoppers of Memphis and Shelby County now can receive anonymous citizen tips through text messaging and by web mail on the Internet.  

Thanks to new, private software, it is possible for people to text us a tip, or to send a tip on the web — as well as the usual tip by phone — and still no one will ever know the tipster’s identity. AND, two-way communication — also completely anomymous — now is possible between citizens with a tip and police investigators. 

Here are the facts: 

      Tip by text: Send the keyword “Award” and a message to CRIMES (274637).

      Tip by web: Visit  (or just click here now) to send a secure message.

      Tip by phone: As always, call 528-CASH (2274) and leave your tip. 

In each case, an alias or tip ID code will be provided.