Greensboro/Guilford County Crime Stoppers have announced that students and anyone with a phone with texting capabilities can send crime tips to 274637 (CRIMES). To indicate that the information is about campus crime in the Greensboro area, tipsters must enter the keyword FIVE O (all alphabetical – no numerical) at the beginning of the text, and then type in the crime tip. Tips sent via text are anonymous.
Crime Stoppers coordinators will provide the tipster with a confidential code number and instructions on how to follow up on the report. Coordinators can converse via text with the tipster. When the tipster no longer wants to communicate, he or she can send the word “stop” to end the session.
Text-a-tip is made possible by a grant from the Governors Crime Commission. No tax-payer dollars are used for the program. To learn more, contact Susan Danielsen at the Greensboro Police Department at 336-574-4002.