The Kentucky State Police are initiating a program that allows people to text confidential tips from their cell phone.
"Text a Tip" is designed to report criminal activity, help with neighborhood watch programs and be an additional resource for schools and college campuses, police said in a news release Tuesday.
Anyone with texting capabilities from personal electronic devices can text 67283 in the address field, then type KSPTIP in the message field, leave a space and then enter information about a crime. If a tip goes through successfully, the person will receive an instant confirmation text.
"Whether a person is at home or a large venue, like a sporting event or concert, they can text a tip to us without bringing attention to themselves," said Sgt. Rick Saint-Blancard, a state police spokesman.