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

VHPD and, the industry leader in law enforcement tip management software and web applications, have joined together to provide a service that allows Vestavia Hills residents to submit tips anonymously via text message.


To submit an anonymous tip via text, text the keyword “VHPD” followed by the crime tip to 274-637 (CRIMES). When a tip is sent, it is encrypted and routed through secure servers, protecting the personal details of the tip provider, which 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.


Anonymous tips may also be submitted using your PC or mobile phone by visiting The site allows you to select the location of the crime, provide details and upload photos (if available).