There is no direct cost to the public imposed by Public Engines or our clients to utilize this service. Standard text messaging rates may apply based on the subscriber's plan with their mobile phone carrier.

An opt-out can be requested at any time by sending the keyword STOP to CRIMES. Text HELP to 274637 (CRIMES) to get instructions on how to use SMS Crime Tips on your cell phone.  Children must be 13 years or older or have parents permission to use this service.  For supported carriers, customer care, or more information contact support.

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 , Tmobile , 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 Ease Central Illinoi (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 Washingtone 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, Tmobile, Virgin, Vodafone, Hutchison 3G

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