What happens to my call/web-tip/text? How will I know if or when action has been taken?
When you contact SpeakOut Hotline you will always communicated with a live operator. When you have finished with your tip you will be issued a number that the operator enters along with the information you giveÖ You will never be asked your name, phone number, or location.
If later you have more information you can contact the Hotline back and use your tip number to update your tip or check on the status of your tip. Remember, youíll only need your tip numberónot your name.
What we need to know when you submit a tip?
Who? Who is involved in the incident? Age? Grade? What school do they attend?
What? What are you reporting? What type of criminal activity?
When? When did this occur? Is the activity on-going?
Where? Where did the incident occur? On campus?
Why Contact SpeakOut? Your information can stop bad things from happening. Silence is acceptance.
How are CRIMELINE and SpeakOut related?
CRIMELINE was established in 1977 as a non-profit organization whose purpose is to furnish law enforcement agencies with information on unsolved felony crimes, on wanted persons, and other criminal activity that has been unavailable through normal investigative methods. The organizers of SpeakOut Hotline felt that CRIMELINEís extensive service history would be beneficial to the Hotline. SpeakOut calls are received in the CRIMELINE office and tips are taken by CRIMELINE operators. Unlike CRIMELINE, SpeakOut does not pay monetary rewards. The goal of the program is to empower young people to positively affect their school and community through the anonymous reporting of criminal activity. SpeakOut Hotline was created to give students, adults and law enforcement a voice in the fight against school violence and juvenile criminal activity. The Hotline is available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. SpeakOut tips, like Crimeline tips, are handled with the upmost security, sensitivity and seriousness. SpeakOut Hotline has no voice recorders or caller ID. A Hotline operator will never ask your name, age, school, address, or phone number. Your call is completely anonymous.