January 31, 2008
Fairfax County Crime Solvers
Takes a New Byte Out of Crime!
With the recent creation of their new website, Fairfax County Crime Solvers
has tapped into the latest technology available for receiving anonymous tips.
Tipsters may now give their information via texting or e-mail using
state-of-the-art software purchased through Anderson Software. Texting is a
popular form of communication for the younger generation and Fairfax County
Crime Solvers hopes to open that line of communication with them.
Previously, tipsters were limited to calling a phone number. This new software
opens the door for Crime Solver programs and interfaces these newer forms of
communication with tip-taking. It enables tipsters to communicate through a
secure server that blocks their identity. Thus, tipsters are able to relay vital
information from anywhere they can send text or e-mail messages and at any time.
In addition, their new website provides current information on wanted persons,
news releases, suspects caught in the act and upcoming events. This site is
continually updated. It was designed with the user in mind and provides a means
to stay current with the latest efforts of the Crime Solvers Board.
Fairfax County Crime Solvers is the first in the Washington Metropolitan region
to implement this new texting and e-mail software. Other programs in the nation
that currently use it have seen a sharp increase in the number of tips received.
Fairfax County Crime Solvers is a non-profit 501C3 organization comprised of
business leaders and citizens throughout the area. They provide a venue for
those with knowledge of a criminal act to report information without the fear of
retaliation. Their tip lines are protected under law.
The Fairfax County Crime Solvers’ Board of Directors invites you to visit their
new website at
Those who wish to report information may now utilize one of the three methods
• By phone – Call 1-866-411-TIPS/8477 and
follow the voice prompts to Fairfax County
• By e-mail – visit
and click on the secure link to communicate back and forth.
• By texting – Text “TIP187” plus your
message to CRIMES/274637