WKU Public Radio News Staff
Wed October 3, 2012
Crime Tip Line Established by Kentucky State Police
Those who want to report a crime tip to KSP can now do it using a confidential text. The program is called "Text A Tip" and state police say it'll have many benefits. Nationwide, text a tip programs are being promoted in schools to report weapon threats and reduce bullying.
Anyone can text "67283" in the address field, then type KSPTIP in the message field. Leave a space then enter the information about the crime. The messages are sent to a separate, third-party server where identifying information is stripped out. The program is not intended to be a replacement for 9-1-1. State police say if you are in danger or need police you should always dial 9-1-1.