How does it work? Tipsters can send an anonymous crime tip via a text message from their cell phone. Text message tips are completely secure and anonymous. Once the text message is sent, the tipster will receive a text message with their confidential code number so they may add additional information to the original tip if necessary. As long as the communication has not been stopped by the tipster, then the Los Lunas Police Department will be able to re-contact tipsters via text message regarding their tip.
To send a text message tip from a cell phone, you just need to send a text message to phone # 274637 (crimes) and start your message with the keyword LLPD, as illustrated in the cell phone image below. The keyword must appear as the first word of the text message in order for the tip to reach us. The keyword is not case sensitive. The Los Lunas Police Department would then receive an alert that they have received a tip and would be able to then type a message back to the tipster asking questions to discern what the situation is and how it should be handled.