|Reporting a Crime|
TO MAKE AN ANONYMOUS TIP
By SMS Text
1. Text “BNPD plus your message” to 274637 (CRIMES)
2. Upon reception of a tipster’s first incoming message, the system will auto-reply with a confirmation containing their unique Tip Alias.
3. To submit follow-up information, the tipster simply replies. Nothing else is needed.
4. All follow-up tips and even your replies from the application are written under the original parent record and shown threaded and date/time stamped in the narrative. The thread may be terminated by the tipster texting STOP into the system at any time or by you manually selecting the “Terminate Thread” button from within the application.
If you've been the victim of a crime it's really important to report it. We know that sometimes it’s not easy to decide to come forward. But we also know that if no one reports a crime, it’s as if it never happened.
If no one reports a crime, the criminal is free to commit more crime, damaging more communities and individuals.
It’s also important to report crime for your own practical purposes, like getting a Police Report number so that you can make an insurance claim.
How Do I Report a Crime?
General Information and Non-Emergencies: (501)776-5948
By visiting police headquarters
At the police station you will be asked to provide details of the crime and make a statement about the facts of the case.
You’ll receive an incident number that you can quote to find out about the progress of your case and to use if you’re making any kind of insurance claim.
If the crime was committed within the City of Benton, you can visit the Police Station at: 111 S. East St. #100, Benton, AR 72015.
By using your computer
By reporting a crime anonymously
The tip line is a way to provide the details of a crime, without revealing your identity. You will not be compelled to give your name, sign any kind of statement or appear in court – all you have to do is provide the information about the crime.