Working together to reduce violent crime in Virginia

Making Virginia a safer place to live is a responsibility we all share. You can help us reduce violent crime in your community by reporting any criminal activity to local law enforcement agencies. By raising awareness of suspicious activities in our neighborhoods, we can prevent criminal behavior and keep our streets safe. That’s why we’ve created this resource page with crime prevention tip line resources for cities across Virginia. Let’s work together to keep our communities safe!


Text keyword “EMPORIAPD” to 847411 and add a space and then type your tip information and hit send.


Anonymously submit a text message to the number 274637 (CRIMES). Please start your message with “RoanokePD” to ensure that it is properly sent.

Additional Resources

  • Virginia 2-1-1
    • Search for additional services in Virginia through Virginia 2-1-1 or dial 2-1-1 to speak to a contact specialist.


  • National Domestic Violence Hotline
  • Virginia Gang Investigators Association
  • National Gang Center