If you see a crime in progress or need to report an emergency, please call 911.
Call Crime Stoppers at 217-788-8427 (1-800-397-2288)
Instructions on how to send an anonymous text tip:
- Select text "Messaging" or "SMS" (short messaging service) on your phone’s main menu.
- Create (compose) a new message, beginning with the keyword TIP672 (not case sensitive) in the body of the message.
- Send the message to the short code of 274637 (Crimes)
- Your initial submission will trigger an auto response from the secure transaction server.
- You will receive brief notes and a unique code number to that response.
- Text STOP to 274637 to cancel. Text HELP to 274637 for help. Msg&Data Rates May Apply.
You must remember this code number, as it cannot be retrieved later.