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Tip Submit

Now, a simple text message can help get criminals off of the streets, it's called, Tip Submit.

"Texting is a big way to communicate. Tip Submit is another way the community can reach us and put in tips. We receive a tip which is anonymous. We don’t know who they are, but we can respond to them just as soon as they give us a text," Crime Stoppers Officer for the Wichita Falls Police Department, Joseph Robeson.

First, text your tip to 274-637, then put "WF Crime” in your message and press send.  As soon as you send the message, you’ll get a reply with a code. The code will keep you anonymous and once Crime Stoppers Officers or Coordinators receive your tip, they'll reply back if they need more information.

Even though Tip Submit can be used by everybody, signs are posted in many Texoma high schools and junior high schools. The Tip Submit program has been implemented in schools since the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year.  

“We do all of the high schools and junior highs in Wichita Falls, Burkburnett High School, Electra Henrietta and also Midwestern State University,” said Crime Stoppers Officer for the Wichita Falls Police Department, Brian Bohn.  

“The younger generation tends to text before they pick up the phone and actually call someone," said Officer Robeson.

"In today’s generation, text is everything so it’s a major improvement for us and I think it’s an outstanding program," said Chief of Police for W.F.I.S.D., William Horton.

Tip Submit is another way for the community to have a voice. If you see something to report to Crime Stoppers, say it. In January an individual received $1,500 for sending in a text via Tip Submit.

Remember, you can still submit a tip on the W.F.P.D. Crime Stoppers website or by calling 940-322-9888.

Taylor Barnes, Newschannel 6
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