Submit a Tip

VHPD encourages everyone to report information about any illegal activity, such as unsolved cases, vandalism, theft, the sale and distribution of drugs or information about crimes that are being planned in the community or schools. As always, dial 911 for immediate emergencies.

Submit a Tip

For the first time, citizens across Vestavia Hills now have the ability to provide anonymous crime fighting tips through the power of anonymous text messaging and web-tips. VHPD and CrimeReports, the industry leader in law enforcement tip management software and web applications, have joined together to provide this service which allows citizens to send anonymous tips by sending a text message from a mobile phone or online.


Text users can send their tip to: CRIMES (274637) with keyword VHPD

In other words, citizens can text “VHPD plus their crime tip” to 274637 (CRIMES). When a tip is sent, it is encrypted and routed through secure servers, protecting the personal details of the tip provider. It also allows police to exchange text messages with the tip provider without ever knowing the person’s identity. This service is NOT for emergencies or crimes in progress. For emergencies, call 911.

Online Tips

Citizens can submit anonymous tips using their PC or mobile phone by visiting VHPD on their Facebook page or by visiting The site allows you to select the location of the crime, provide details about the crime, and upload pictures. The site directs iPhone and Android users to the mobile app TipSubmit Mobile.