TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida’s attorney general has announced a new statewide number that will allow citizens to anonymously report crime tips.
Attorney General Ashley Moody said Thursday that anyone from anywhere in the state can report tips about a crime by dialing ** TIPS (8477).
Previously, each of Florida’s 27 regional crime stoppers used separate local phone numbers. If you dial the new number from any cell phone in the state, the caller will automatically be redirected to the Crime Stoppers in the region where the call was generated.
“Crime Stoppers is a great example of how we can work together towards this important goal,” said Moody in a video announcing the new number. “Crime Stoppers is a proven program with decades of experience helping law enforcement agencies catch dangerous criminals and protect vulnerable communities.”
Moddy called it “the first of its kind in the nation”. She said callers can remain completely anonymous.
“This streamlined, easy-to-remember number gives Floridians greater opportunities to anonymously report crimes across the state, regardless of their location,” she said.