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https://www.tipsubmit.com/webtips.aspx?AgencyID=1097
https://www.tipsoftonline.com/faq/index.aspx?ID387
To text a tip, text message to CRIMES (274637) with the keyword VBCTIP from a mobile phone.

                                                                                                             


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 






 





 

Submit ANONYMOUS Crime Stopping Tips





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By the Internet             By SMS Texting            By Mobile Apps

Emergencies              Non-Emergencies

Disclaimer

The Van Buren County Sheriff's Office has set up an anonymous tip system that allows community members to submit crime tip messages by the internet, SMS texting or by Mobile Apps.  Tips submitted through this website are encrypted, entirely confidential, completely anonymous and are immediately and securely transferred.

Sheriff Dale R. Gribler encourages everyone to report information about any illegal activity, such as unsolved cases, vandalism, theft, the sale and distribution of drugs, or information about crimes that are being planned in the community or schools. Rewards may apply.

These crime tip services are for non-emergency investigative information only and WILL NOT generate
a radio call or summon the police to your location.


How to submit a tip:


TIPSUBMIT.COM AND SMS TIP SUBMISSION DISCLAIMER

WITHOUT LIMITING ANY OF THE PROVISIONS OF THE TERMS OF USE, THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS ALSO APPLY TO YOUR USE OF THE PUBLIC ENGINES SERVICE.

DO NOT RELY ON THIS SERVICE FOR ANY EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION WHATSOEVER TO LAW ENFORCEMENT.  IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY, PLEASE DIAL 911.

Privacy: Information submitted to this Public Engines Service will be processed as outlined in our Privacy Policy.  Be sure to review these provisions in order to understand the uses of information you may submit.

        Tip Submission and Disposition: Although we utilize industry standard encryption and delivery routines, due to the nature of the Internet and mobile SMS delivery networks, Public Engines does not guarantee 100% security or timely delivery or reception of the submitted information. Neither Public Engines nor its Participating Agencies makes any guarantee as to (or assumes any responsibility for) if, how or when any submitted information may or may not be acted upon by law enforcement. Because submitted tips may not be monitored by law enforcement after hours and over weekends, you may wish to consider alternate contact methods if the tip contains information of a timely nature.

        Improper/Illegal Use of this Public Engines Services: This Web Tip and SMS Tip submission system is provided to the public for the purpose of anonymously reporting known or suspected suspicious or criminal activity which has occurred, or may occur. Any misuse or abuse of this system is strictly prohibited. MAKING A FALSE REPORT TO LAW ENFORCEMENT IS A SERIOUS OFFENSE AND MAY BE PUNISHABLE BY LAW. You acknowledge and confirm that the information you are providing is not urgent or requiring prompt or immediate attention, and you understand that you should call 911 or contact the appropriate authorities by phone if this is time sensitive information. Children must be 13 years or older or have parents’ permission to use this service.

        SMS Delivery: There is no direct cost to the public imposed by Public Engines or its clients to utilize the SMS (text) delivery for messages from this Public Engines Service. Standard text messaging rates may apply based on the subscriber’s plan with their mobile phone carrier. As text message delivery is subject to mobile carrier network availability, such delivery is not guaranteed.  An SMS opt-out can be requested at any time by sending the keyword STOP to the applicable SMS short code (e.g. CRIMES).  Text HELP to 274637 (CRIMES) to get instructions on how to use SMS Tip submission on your mobile phone.

        Message Frequency: For every message sent by the tipster (MO) there is on average only one reply from the agency (MT). Most text dialogs between the tipster and the agency take place over a time period less than 72 hours and have fewer than 10 messages total sent from the agency (MO). Additional agency messages (MO) are very rarely sent after this 72 hour time period. 

Supported Carriers:

United States: AT&T , Verizon Wireless , T-Mobile , Sprint , Dobson (Cellular One) , Nextel , Boost, Alltel , Virgin Mobile , Us Cellular , Cincinnati Bell , Tier 2/3 Carrier Group (consists of carriers below), Appalachian Wireless (East Kentucky Networks), Bluegrass Cellular , Cellular One of East Central Illinois (ECIT), Immix (PC Management), Revol Wireless , Unicel (Rural Cellular Corporation), West Central Wireless , Centennial Wireless, ACS Wireless (aka Alaska Communications Systems Inc.), GCI Communications (aka Alaska DigiTel), Illinois Valley Cellular (aka IVC), Inland Cellular (aka Washington RSA No.8 Limited Partnership), Nex-Tech Wireless, Thumb Cellular, United Wireless, Associated Carrier Group (consists of carriers below), Cellcom, Cellular South, nTelos 

Canada: Aliant, MTS , Sasktel, Virgin, Bell, NorthernTel, Telebec, Fido, Rogers, Telus  

UK: O2, Orange, T-Mobile, Virgin, Vodafone, Hutchison 3G

Using the web

  1. Click here to go to the TipSoft website.
  2. Fill out the form and submit it via the Internet.
  3. The same secure server is used, masking the identity of the sender.

Using a cell phone

  1. Text VBCTIP plus your message to 274637 (CRIMES). Your message must begin with VBCTIP.
  2. When your message is received at CRIMES, your name and cell phone number will be stripped from the message before it is forwarded to the Police Department.
  3. You will receive an immediate text reply that will include a confidential ID number.
  4. If you use TipSoft again, you may include your confidential ID number or submit another anonymous tip. However, it is recommended you use the confidential ID number given if you are following up on a previous tip.
  5. For your safety, you should always delete all text messages to and from “CRIMES” (27463) from your text message in box and out box.
  6. To CANCEL, Text STOP to 274637.  For HELP, Text HELP to 274637.
  7. Msg &  Data Rates may apply.
  8. Terms and Conditions, Privacy Policy, Terms of Use

Using a Mobile App

  1. View the video for instructions on how to obtain and install Mobile Apps. http://tipsoft.com/index.asp?P=TipSubmitMobile
     



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