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FAQ - Report a Crime

Isle of Wight•Smithfield•Windsor Crime Line is on Facebook.

​​​If you've been the victim of a crime, it is really important to report it. We know that sometimes it is not easy to decide to come forward. But we also know that if no one reports a crime, it is as if it never happened.

If no one reports a crime, the criminal is free to commit more crime and damage 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.

If you are reporting a crime in progress or just occurred, then we prefer that you call 911.

If you cannot speak you may also text 911 as well

We are equipped to receive your text and reply.

If you are reporting a crime that has occurred in the past, then you call our non-emergency number:


If you want to provide us information about suspicious persons or actives in your neighborhood and you believe a crime is likely occurring or going to occur, then please call 911 and report it right away.

If you have a general question, you may call the dispatch center at 757-357-2151 and request to speak to a deputy.  In addition, you can contact is directly by phone, come directly to the office, contact us via a Facebook message, or via email.  Please see our
Contact Page
for further information.

Send an online web tip here.

Crime Line

Isle of Wight County is fortunate to have a very active Crime Line Program that is run and managed by 
civilian volunteers within the community.  The Isle of Wight • Smithfield • Windsor Crime Line Board has 
made it very easy for the public to provide completely anonymous information regarding crimes that have occurred, reporting undiscovered criminal activity, and the location of wanted persons.  If the information you provide leads to apprehension or conviction, you may be eligible for a cash reward.  

Your identity will remain anonymous and you will not have to testify in court.

The Isle of Wight•Smithfield•Windsor Crime Line is a non-profit, non-law enforcement, non-government organization that is staffed by volunteers.   Crime Line is a 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization.  It is funded solely on donations from the community.  It is authorized under Virginia Code to provide rewards of up to $1,000.

The graphics below provide information on how to contact this organization administratively or to provide anonymous tips. Please do not provide tips to the administrative contact.​