Police departments across the country rely on tips received from the community to help solve crimes. One way this is done is with the help of the Abilene Crime Stoppers. Tips received through Abilene Crime Stoppers is forwarded to Tye Police Department for use in helping solve crimes commited within our city. Tips through Abilene Crime Stoppers are eligible for a reward if the tip leads to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator. Tye Police Department also accepts tips on crimes commited in our city using our "Tips Reporting" page. Tips submitted through our page are not eligible for a reward. Anyone submitting a tip through our website or Abilene Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous.
The mission of Abilene Crime Stoppers, Inc. is to carry out a community offensive against crime through law enforcement, the media and citizen involvement, encouraging all citizens to report anonymous information about criminal activities. Rewards are offered for information that helps Law Enforcement solve unsolved crimes.
Abilene Crime Stoppers encourages members of the community to assist local law enforcement agencies in the fight against crime by overcoming the two key elements that inhibit community involvement: fear and apathy. Abilene Crime Stoppers provides many ways to give a tip. Call 676-TIPS (8477) or 1-800-868-8477. They also provide a secure way to Give Web Tips over the Internet, and you can TEXT your TIPS to "274637" (crimes) via your cell phone. Just type tip126 at the start of your text message and then hit send. Another way to give a tip is by utilizing their new smart phone App. This new software tool is the first anonymous and fully featured crime tipping mobile app for your IPhone. To get your App, visit the iTunes Store for your free Tip Submit App.
Web tips and Text tips are great tools to use to give anonymous information to crime stoppers. When there is an urgency in tip information given to crime stoppers, i.e. a wanted person at a known location at the time of the tip, Crime stoppers asks that you please consider calling their 24/7 hotline: (325) 676-TIPS (8477). You are still anonymous, and the urgency of your tip information can be communicated to the call taker and then to the appropriate Law Enforcement Agency. Delay of web tips or text tips can be due to the time of day the tip was given, or lag time in receiving the tip information via the Internet. This can prevent the tip being acted on in a timely manner. Therefore; calling their hotline can help to ensure a more appropriate response for these types of tips.
As always you will remain anonymous, we want your information not your name. We encourage citizens in our community to give vital information helpful to law enforcement agencies in their fight against crime. Tipsters will remain anonymous and are eligible to receive a cash reward up to $1000.00 if the information given leads to an arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for any unsolved felony crime. Rewards are only paid out when your tip information actually helps to solve any unsolved felony crime. Rewards will not be paid out when the information is already known to the investigating agency or investigator. YOUR TIP INFORMATION must play a key role in helping to solve any unsolved felony crime or the capture of a wanted felon.