Text a Tip

Individuals can send the Skokie Police Department anonymous tips about criminal activity in three easy ways: via text messages, through a mobile app and on the web. Key features include anonymous two-way interaction between the tipster and the Skokie Police Department and the ability to attach images to tips. If the crime is in progress or if there is an emergency, please call 911.

View a Video


View a video on the Text-a-Tip initiative.
Hands holding phone, with Text a Tip on screen

Submit a Tip to the Skokie Police Department


Through Text Messages


To text a tip to the Skokie Police Department, you must have text messaging enabled on your cellular phone and subscribe to a participating cell phone carrier. To begin your tip message, enter the number "847411" in the phone number line. Then start your message with "Skokie" to ensure the tip is routed to the Skokie Police Department and enter your tip with as much detail as possible. All tips remain anonymous.

Call the Crime Tip Hotline


Individuals may provide a tip to the Skokie Police Department by calling the Skokie Crime Tip Hotline at 847-933-TIPS (8477).

Through the Web


Submit a tip online.

Through a Mobile Application


Users also may download the "Skokie Tips" application to submit anonymous tips.
Download on the App Store
Android App on Google play