NORFOLK - If you've watched TV news or read crime stories, you know about calling Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP with anonymous tips.
In 2012, Norfolk Crime Line received 288 tips which led to 94 arrests.
Now, they hope to increase that number with a new text and web service. Officials said Tuesday they want to reach a younger demographic with the new features and that could get more criminals off the street.
However you give information, you could get up to $1,000 if your tip leads to an arrest/conviction.
To text a tip, text the word NORFOLK plus the tip to 274637. Click here to send a tip online. And of course, police still take information over the phone.
Portsmouth was the first city in Hampton Roads to have the technology, followed by Chesapeake and Va. Beach Police.
The Peninsula Crime Line recently purchased similar software for Hampton and Newport News police to use and officers are still in the process of learning to use it.