NCIS Anonymous Tip Line – 3 Ways to Report a Crime

Did you know there are 3 ways to report a crime?

We understand the concerns facing today’s military community.

The TEXT, WEB & APP Tip Line is a partnership between NCIS and the military community AND provides service members and civilians a safe, discreet and ANONYMOUS option to report criminal and force protection threats within the USN and USMC without concerns of retaliation.

What type of information does NCIS need?

The NCIS mission is to investigate and defeat criminal, terrorist, and foreign intelligence threats to the United States Navy and Marine Corps.

Types of crimes investigated by NCIS include rape, narcotics, child physical and sexual abuse, burglary and robbery, theft of government and personal property, fraud, and homicide.

Within the Department of the Navy, NCIS also has exclusive investigative jurisdiction into actual, potential or suspected acts of espionage or sabotage.

If you have information pertaining to these or any other serious crime, please let us know.

How do I submit a tip?

The three ways to provide anonymous information to NCIS are by TEXT, WEB and APP:

Anonymous Web Based Tips

Click the icon below to submit a web tip :

NCIS tips

If you have already submitted a tip, you can check on your submission:

NCIS tip button


Anonymous Text Tips

To send a text tip to NCIS follow these steps:

  1. Text to 274637 (CRIMES)
  2. Type NCIS at the beginning of your text message.
  3. Type and send your message including as much detail as possible to ensure the tips can effectively be investigated.
  4. You will receive a text with an alias code—This will be your tipster identity code.


Anonymous Smartphone App Based Tips

To send a text tip to NCIS follow these steps:

  1. Download and open the Smartphone TipSubmit app from your cellular provider’s marketplace.
  2. Choose Manually Select and Agency
  3. Choose USA then Federal Agency
  4. Create a Password
  5. Select New Tip
  6. Fill out the form with as much information as possible
  7. Select Submit Tip

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In the case of emergency, please call 9-1-1

Tips submitted by text message are encrypted, entirely
confidential, completely anonymous and are immediately
processed by NCIS.

Thanks for helping to make the USN/USMC safer!