You can now text crime tips

New way of crime fighting comes to the people of Terrace, BC

  • Jul. 17, 2012 4:00 p.m.

TEXTING TIPS via Crime Stoppers to the authorities is the newest way to report a crime.

Tips can now easily be sent “on the spot” by texting a tip to TERRACE (with your message) and sending it to 274637 (CRIMES).

The text is encrypted and goes to a secure service in the province that gives the tipster an alias.

The text is then encrypted again, sent to the U.S. to a crime reporting depot, which then sends it back to the investigators here.

All that encrypting and sending keeps the tipper anonymous.

If the tip helps investigators, information is then encrypted and sent back to the U.S. and to the secure service in B.C. that then texts the person to say a monetary reward is available.

Tipsters can also go to the new website and fill out a form with the tip information that is sent to the investigators and also keeps the tipster anonymous.

The Terrace Crime Stoppers website is

Also on the website are current crime details that are posted regularly.


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