Please report information about any illegal activity, such as unsolved cases, theft, vandalism, the sale and distribution of drugs, or information about crimes that are being planned in the community or in schools.
Text-a-Tip is a tool for residents to anonymously submit crime-related information via text message.
- Start your text message with LEXPD followed by as much information as possible about the criminal activity.
- The number to send the message to is CRIMES (274637)
- Text-a-Tip can also accept video or picture files with the message.
- Tipsters who text information that leads to an arrest could potentially receive a reward up to $1,000.
The Text-a-Tip service is free and requires no purchase or download to participate, however standard messaging rates and other fees may apply.
Your identity is safe
Lexington’s Text-a-Tip service and Bluegrass Crime Stoppers are both powered by TipSoft, a third-party company that has worked successfully with more than 900 law enforcement organizations across the country.
When a person submits a tip, they are sent a random system-generated code or “alias.” The alias allows the tipster to carry on an anonymous two-way conversation with investigators without speaking directly to an officer. Neither the police department nor Bluegrass Crime Stoppers can find out the identity of the tipster unless the person chooses to reveal it.
The Lexington Police Department needs the community's help in identifying crime suspects. Cases featured on the LexIDme page have video or photographic evidence linking a person(s) with an alleged crime, such as a theft or some other type of criminal activity.