The Pasadena Police Department announces the launch of Pasadena Crime Stoppers, an anonymous tip line that offers possible cash rewards for information that helps solve violent and/or serious crimes in the Pasadena area. Pasadena joins a number of local and national law enforcement agencies that have used the program successfully, including the FBI, ATF, U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Marshals Service, Los Angeles Police Department and local police jurisdictions throughout Los Angeles County. Crime Stoppers enables anyone to provide police with valuable and timely crime information via phone, text and the Internet. Tips can be related to suspected burglary, cyber crimes, extortion, assault, homicide and other crimes. “Conscientious citizens who report information on Crime Stoppers have legal protections as anonymous informants, and their personal data, including names and phone numbers, are encrypted using special software,” said Police Chief Phillip L. Sanchez. “The reputation of this important program depends on total protection of identity.” There are three ways to provide information 24 hours a day, seven days a week about crimes that have been committed in Pasadena: * By phone – Call (800) 222-8477 and just leave the information. * By text – Enter the numbers 274637 in the “To” line, then type the word TIPLA, a space, and as much specific information as possible. After hitting “send,” Crime Stoppers will reply to the text with a code that should be kept for use if further text dialog is needed. Be sure to keep the code in a safe place and delete all related messages from your text outbox and inbox. * Online – Visit Anonymous Tip Line and click on Give a tip. It is important for anyone providing information about crimes in this community to include the word Pasadena in the tip. This will make it possible for Crime Stoppers to immediately relay the information to the proper police department. Anyone who is the victim of a crime in Pasadena should never use Crime Stoppers to report it. Instead, call 9-1-1 or the Pasadena Police Department at (626) 744-4241.