Text a Tip

Individuals can send the Skokie Police Department confidential tips about criminal activity in two easy ways: via text messages or through a Crime Tip Hotline. If the crime is in progress or if there is an emergency, please call 9-1-1.


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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 226787 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 confidential.

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).