Anytime, day or night, Beaufort County citizens can call the South Carolina Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-888-CRIME-SC (274-6372) to provide any tips they would like to contribute to ongoing criminal investigations.
South Carolina Crime Stoppers is a statewide program dedicated to receiving and disseminating information to law enforcement agencies, all while allowing the source to remain anonymous. Calls will be answered through the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division’s (SLED) Fusion Center, which is manned 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Information will then be forwarded to the Lowcountry’s regional office in Charleston for disbursement to the appropriate participating agency. In the event that critical information requiring immediate attention is received, the county’s dispatch center will be notified for appropriate response.
Each tipster is issued a unique confidential tip code number, which allows them to remain anonymous. Should a tip lead to an arrest or major development in an investigation, the providing tipster will be eligible to receive a cash reward as compensation. The tipster will then be able to present their tip code number to a designated local area bank to collect any money awarded. (Reward amounts will vary based on each case as determined by the state committee overseeing the program.)
Citizens can also choose to report tips to Crime Stoppers by:
1) Using the Low Country Crime Stoppers' online tip form.
2) Texting "TIPSC" along with their information to CRIMES (274637).