Beginning on August 1, 2008, Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers offered tipsters a brand-new, revolutionary feature, Text-a-Tip. Text-a-Tip would allow cell-phone users to text their tips to Crime Solvers while maintaining total anonymity. Crime Solvers, in turn, would be able to respond to tipsters in real-time!
Text-a-Tipsters had to follow these steps:
Text the Code "Tip699" (later "WATSON") and their tip
Send that message to the number "274637"
Tipster received confirmation message
For some time, Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers was the only program in Central Virginia who offered that service.
Text-a-Tip existed as a key component of our program until
July 1, 2017 when it was replaced by the P3Tips app!