Residents can send anonymous tips via text message
Tamuning (Guam) Thursday, March 26, 2015- GTA announces a partnership with Guam Crime Stoppers to provide a text line so citizens can submit anonymous tips via text message. Residents who want to give law enforcement information relative to a crime committed can send a text message to 486-HELP (4357). The local telecommunications company also sponsors and supports the Guam Crime Stoppers Tip Line, 477-HELP (4357), so residents can call in to report an anonymous tip.
Andrew Gayle, GTA chief operating officer, says, “Combating crime is always a challenge. At GTA, we recognize that by providing this much needed service to the community, we can collectively reduce violence and strengthen public safety. Through this partnership with Guam Crime Stoppers, we are taking a public stance against crime and offering a way for callers to rid their neighborhoods of crime safely. We are hopeful that more residents will report necessary information to authorities so we can create a safer place for all.”
Guam Crime Stoppers relies on the cooperation of the police, media, and business organizations to provide a method for local law enforcement to receive information on crimes. These efforts increase tips, which in turn increase arrests in the community.
Jim McDonald, Guam Crime Stoppers Chairperson, says, “Guam Crime Stoppers would not exist without the continuing support of local businesses like GTA and individuals who value and contribute to our mission. Our organization is not funded by any government organization or law enforcement service. So, receiving support like this allows us to fulfill our mission to keep Guam safe.”
In addition to calling the Guam Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 477-HELP (4357) or texting information to 486-HELP (4357), residents can also provide a web tip by visiting http://guam.crimestoppersweb.com. Any information leading up to the arrest and conviction of a crime, citizens submitting the tip can receive a cash reward of up to $1,000. All calls and text messages will remain strictly confidential.