With the recent creation of their new website, Fairfax County Crime Solvers has tapped into the latest technology available for receiving anonymous tips. Tipsters may now give their information via texting or e-mail using state-of-the-art software purchased through Anderson Software. Texting is a popular form of communication for the younger generation and Fairfax County Crime Solvers hopes to open that line of communication with them.
Previously, tipsters were limited to calling a phone number. This new software opens the door for Crime Solver programs and interfaces these newer forms of communication with tip-taking. It enables tipsters to communicate through a secure server that blocks their identity. Thus, tipsters are able to relay vital information from anywhere they can send text or e-mail messages and at any time.
In addition, their new website provides current information on wanted persons, news releases, suspects caught in the act and upcoming events. This site is continually updated. It was designed with the user in mind and provides a means to stay current with the latest efforts of the Crime Solvers Board.
Fairfax County Crime Solvers is the first in the Washington Metropolitan region to implement this new texting and e-mail software. Other programs in the nation that currently use it have seen a sharp increase in the number of tips received.
Fairfax County Crime Solvers is a non-profit 501C3 organization comprised of business leaders and citizens throughout the area. They provide a venue for those with knowledge of a criminal act to report information without the fear of retaliation. Their tip lines are protected under law.
The Fairfax County Crime Solvers’ Board of Directors invites you to visit their new website at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org.
Those who wish to report information may now utilize one of the three methods available:
• By phone – Call 1-866-411-TIPS/8477 and follow the voice prompts to Fairfax County
• By e-mail – visit www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org and click on the secure link to communicate back and forth.
• By texting – Text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637
[Above Reprint of Press Release]
When submitting a tip that includes a picture, you may want to also make sure that the picture does not include any personal information in the "Properties" of the file.
The following "Privacy, Security and Delivery Policy" applies to this service:
Anderson Software makes it`s best effort to provide complete security and anonymity of the information being submitted through this tip submission web application. No identifying information is recorded through this online submission transaction and the process is secure and encrypted using industry standard methods. Although we utilize highly sophisticated encryption and delivery routines... due to the nature of the internet, we cannot guarantee 100% security or timely delivery or reception of the submitted information when it involves issues beyond our control. We also assume no responsibility for how or when your submitted information is acted upon by law enforcement. Anderson Software only provides the process for securely and anonymously making your information available for action to the appropriate authorities who subscribe to this service. These WebTips may not be monitored by law enforcement after hours and over weekends so be mindful of the urgency of the information you are submitting.