How To Submit a Tip

To text a tip to the La Habra Police Department, you must have text messaging enabled on your phone and subscribe to a participating cell phone carrier. To begin your tip session, text the word "LHPD" to the number 847-411, which spells the word "TIP411" on your phone's keypad. While handset menus differ by carrier or model, here are some basic steps on how to compose a text message: To send a tip find "Messaging" or "SMS" on your phone's main menu and follow these steps:

  1. Create a new text message or send text or SMS text
  2. When composing your message:
    • Enter the number 847411 as the mobile number or in the "to" line
    • Then, in the message body, type word LHPD, a space, and then your crime tip information
    • (LHPD is not case-sensitive)
  3. Hit "Send" to send the message
  4. You will receive a response from Crime Stoppers shortly, which will start the secure text dialogue

When you complete your tip submission, for your safety, you should always delete all text messages to and from 847-411 from your text message in box and out box.