Tip411 Anonymous Tip Reporting & Alerts

Always Call 911 for Immediate Threats to Safety and Property.

The Rockford Police Department is pleased to announce the implementation of a cell phone and web-based application which will allow citizens to report tips to us. Our ability to solve crimes, and create a safer city has a lot to do with the involvement of its citizens.

The Rockford Police Department is embracing new technologies which will allow us to open up a two-way line of communication that will enable citizens to anonymously provide us with information that will assist us in the solving of crimes and create a safer community. You can even attach photographs and videos after you submit an initial tip!

When you submit a tip via any of the three options listed below, it is sent to a 3rd party tip service, which acts as a privacy buffer between you and the Rockford Police Department in order to protect your identity and your contact information. If you have a tip for the Rockford Police Department, you can utilize any of the three options listed below to help provide vital information on crimes, criminals, or those engaging in illicit or criminal activity which will assist us in keeping the City of Rockford safe for everyone.

  • This service is being provided to the public for non-emergency use, tips may not be received by us until the following day.
  • This service is not meant to substitute for a call to request police in an emergency.
  • In the event of an emergency, you should always contact 911.


To send an anonymous tip via text message to the Rockford Police Department, text the keyword RPDTIP (space) and your tip to 847411.

When the text message is sent to the Rockford Police Department the tipster's cellular phone number is completely anonymous and is never received by the Rockford Police Department.


In addition to submitting tips, tip411 assists the Rockford Police Department in communicating with community members on important public safety matters by sending public safety alerts. Community members can sign up for all Rockford Police Department alerts or customize their alerts. Types of alerts may be public safety messages, re-routing traffic due to an accident, or other public safety matters.

Link to ROCKFORD PD App on iPhone

Link to ROCKFORD PD App on Android


Use the form below to submit your anonymous tip online. After submitting a tip using the web service, you will be assigned a six-digit code with numbers and letters. That is your anonymous ID to log back into the system.

Please read the following paragraph:

The information I've provided on this form below is correct to the best of my knowledge. I understand that providing false information could make me subject to fines, imprisonment, or both under State of Illinois Law.