Chesapeake Crime Line

Chesapeake Crime Line (CCL) is a community based non-profit organization that partners the police, the media and the community in the fight against crime. We provide a 24-hour, Anonymous & Confidential Telephone Tip Line and have both an Anonymous & Confidential Online Tip Reporting Form and a an Anonymous & Confidential Smartphone Tip App.  


Chesapeake Crime Line offers Rewards of up to $1,500 for Tips leading to the arrest of individuals wanted for criminal acts, information to solve crimes and information to located wanted persons.


Your tip may help to solve a crime or identify the suspects and you can remain Totally Anonymous. If you have ANY information about any unsolved crime, the location of any wanted person, or the location of stolen property, please contact us by telephone, online or by the mobile app. Using any of the methods below, you and your tip will remain totally anonymous and your tip will be confidential (your phone number or computer address will not be displayed or identified).


1. By Telephone via Chesapeake Crime Line at:

          1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887) - press 4 after the greeting message


2. Online at: [links to external site]


3. By Smartphone with the Mobile APP "P3TIPS"

           (available for most smartphones)


You will not have to give your name and a code will be given to you so you can claim your reward after your information leads to an arrest or recovery of stolen property. Cash rewards are paid anonymously using the code.


How Does the Program Work?                                             


People who have information about crimes are asked to call 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or use your mobile phone by downloading the "P3 Tips"  app (which can be found in Google Play and the Apple store) or submit an online tip to Crime Line via Tips can be provided 24 hours a day. Crime Line also publicizes unsolved crimes and wanted persons through social media and links to the Chesapeake Police Department's website. Tipsters are provided identification numbers and their tips are investigated. If the tip leads to an arrest, the tipster becomes eligible for a reward.



How are Tipsters Kept Anonymous?


Caller ID capability is not attached to the tip telephone line. When a person calls, they are assigned an identification numbers. Tipsters are asked to call back in a few weeks. If the information has led to an arrest, the tipsters are then told how to collect their rewards.

Names are never asked! When tipsters collect their rewards they identify themselves by their ID numbers. Every possible step has been taken to assure anonymity throughout the process.

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