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!

Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers, Inc. 

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