East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers is NOT a substitute for calling 9-1-1. in the event of an emergency, please call 9-1-1


Those who submit a tip are called "tipsters" and will remain 100% anonymous.

NO caller ID
NO recorded lines
NO tracking of phone calls
We want your information, not your name!
Put simply, it is a 3-part approach to solving the crime problem. The East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers relies on cooperation between our community, the media, and law enforcement to provide a flow of information about crime, wanted fugitives and suspicious activity.

4 Ways To Submit A Tip


Tipsters can call East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers 24-hours a day at 865-215-7165. A tip ID number will be provided to you once your information regarding a crime has been entered into the system.


Tips can be submitted online by clicking the "Submit A Tip" button. Please provide as much detailed information on the form.  You will be able to upload photos, videos, documents and audio files. Please be sure to save your Tip ID number and password. These numbers are the only way for us to identify you are the one who submitted a tip.


Tipsters have the option of sending an anonymous tip from their mobile phone using our P3 Tips mobile app. You can download the P3 Tips app by clicking on the "Mobile App" button at the top of this page. As with online tips, mobile tips are completely secure and anonymous. Once the tip is sent though the app, the tipster will automatically receive a Tip ID number so they will be able to add additional information to the original tip, as needed. The ETNV Crime Stoppers will be able to dialog with the tipster regarding their tip. Tipsters can also upload photos, videos, and audio files to their tips.


Tipsters can text **TIPS to submit their anonymous tip 24-hours a day. 

Does Crime Stoppers Work?

The answer is quite simply YES! Since the start of Crime Stoppers, many calls have been received resulting in thousands of arrests and recovery of substantial amounts of property. Calls have included information about murder, robbery, rape, assaults, drug and firearm offenses.

The success of a Crime Stoppers program cannot be purely judged on statistics, however, other benefits have come to notice:
  • A greater awareness in the community that there is a crime problem.
  • A willingness by the community to fight back against crime if it is given the opportunity and motivation.
  • Improved relationships between police, media, and the community.

Crime Stoppers is definitely here to stay. It has been accepted by police as a valid and effective investigative tool and the public, through its overwhelming response, appears to have accepted it as a more palatable alternative to traditional methods of giving information.