VIDEO: Crime Stoppers USA Takes Attorney General Moody’s Crime Reporting Line Nationwide

Attorney General Ashley Moody Press Release

VIDEO: Crime Stoppers USA Takes Attorney General Moody’s Crime Reporting Line Nationwide

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—When looking for great crime-fighting ideas, organizations need look no further than Florida. Crime Stoppers USA did just that, and today the national organization joined Attorney General Ashley Moody in announcing that Florida’s statewide crime tip line will be used in all the countries. Attorney General Moody launched **TIPS in October 2020 to standardize and facilitate anonymous crime reporting, an effort to better engage the community in solving crimes.
Now anyone, anywhere in the country can anonymously report crime information by dialing **TIPS (8477). When dialing **TIPS from any cell phone in the United States, the caller will automatically be routed to the Crime Stoppers office in the region where the call originated.
Attorney General Ashley Moody said, “As Attorney General, I am always looking for ways to better protect Floridians and engage citizens to help improve public safety. The fact that the National Crime Stoppers program is adopting our statewide initiative is just another example of how Florida leads the country in innovative, good-will approaches. sense in fighting crime. We all play a part in the success of our state and our nation. Our tool, **TIPS, will now empower communities across the country to help law enforcement fight crime.
Crime Stoppers USA Project Executive Director Barb Bergin said, “The ability to have **TIPS available across the United States gives all citizens quick and easy access to local Crime Stoppers. The anonymous tips help law enforcement solve and prevent crimes. 24 hour crimes in our country, with **TIPS the process will now be easier for everyone.
Seminole County Sheriff Dennis Lemma said, “We are proud of our partnership with CrimStoppers and our local office, CrimeLine. With the launch of the new nationwide **TIPS number, criminal justice organizations have the opportunity to get additional anonymous advice like never before. We know how important these tips are to building and resolving cases and providing information to our agencies, it’s just another tool we have to keep our communities safe.
John Mina, Sheriff of Orange County said: “We rely on members of the public to be our eyes and ears in their communities. We continue to see crime drop in Orange County, and we can’t do it ourselves – we need everyone to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity or knowledge of a crime.
Orlando Police Chief Orlando Rolón said, “Crimestoppers USA is undoubtedly providing the additional law enforcement support we need to bring justice to families and keep our communities safe.”

In October 2020, Attorney General Moody and the Florida Association of Crime Stoppers announced the first statewide reporting line. Previously, any Floridian who wanted to make an anonymous report had to research which of the 27 Florida Crime Stoppers regions they were in, then dial a separate number.
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To report information on unsolved crimes anonymously, simply dial **TIPS.
For emergencies, always dial 911.

Mark M. Gagnon