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.

Crime Stoppers

Crime Stoppers of Metro Alabama offers cash rewards for tips that lead to the arrest or charge of felony offenders – up to $5,000 for a tip that leads to the solving of a felony case, the issue of a felony warrant or a felony arrest. Tipsters remain ANONYMOUS – Crime Stoppers does not have caller ID, conversations are not recorded and IP addresses from tips submitted online are deleted. Offering cash rewards is a proven way of getting the information law enforcement needs to solve crimes and locate wanted criminals, but the real value of this program is that it gives you an opportunity to help make your community safer. Crime Stoppers of Metro Alabama is not a law enforcement agency, but it works closely with law enforcement throughout Central and North Alabama.

To submit a tip, call 205.254.7777 or submit a tip online at

City Protect

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).