Carroll County Government


Tipps Hotline





Carroll County Government


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TIPPS HotlineAnonymous Tips Hotline

1-888-399 TIPS (8477)

It's anonymous, easy and safe!

The Carroll County Sheriff's Office provides a toll-free TIPS Hotline, which allows citizens to provide anonymous information regarding criminal activity in their community. Citizens can now call and report information on an anonymous phone line by leaving a recorded message regarding Wanted persons, drug activity, or any other type of crime in their community. Callers will have the option of remaining completely anonymous, or can ask for a law enforcement officer to return their call. All information will be given to a Sheriff's Investigator, or forwarded to the appropriate police agency for investigation.

To reach the anonymous TIPS HOTLINE, callers simply need to dial toll free 1-888-399-TIPS (8477) and leave a recorded message. Callers will be advised that if they are in need of immediate assistance, they should hang up and dial 911. As always, citizens can call the Sheriff's Office directly and speak to a deputy by calling 410-386-2900 or 1-888-302-8924. If you would prefer to e-mail your TIP, please click this TIPS HOTLINE link or e-mail to



Tip411 Phone App


The Carroll County Drug and Firearms Trafficking Taskforce would encourage any member of the community to utilize the Tip 411 phone app to report suspected illicit drug activity occurring in their community. The app gives the ability for citizens to provide immediate tips and information to help members of the Carroll County Drug and Firearms Trafficking Taskforce answer complaints and fight crime. The app is for Android/iPhone and allows residents to send anonymous tips.
Citizens can access the phone app by simply going to the Apple app store or Google play store and type in CarrollCoDTF in the search option, look for CarrollCoDTF citizen observer, download the app. Once downloaded citizens can leave information and correspond with detectives anonymously.






Carroll County Sheriff's Office • 100 North Court Street • Westminster, Maryland 21157
410.386.2900 or 1.888.302.8924

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office is committed to recruiting initiatives that reflect a fair and impartial representation of minority groups and females among its employees and applicants in approximate proportion to the minority composition of the Carroll County community.