A texting tipline is a method for individuals to provide information to law enforcement about youth drinking, parties, other drug use, or other concerns. Tiplines with easy-to-remember numbers promoted to students, teachers, or parents concerned about underage drinking and other drug use can be a valuable information source for law enforcement. 

What is this strategy? 

Texting Tipline Overview

Catalog of Prevention Strategies (Texting Tipline)

When should I consider implementing this strategy? 

  • Youth report drinking alcohol at both social and retail locations such as house parties, or in their parents’ home, apartment buildings, private fields, hotel rooms, bars, restaurants, etc.  
  • This strategy can also help with other alcohol/drug-related crimes such as vandalism, violence, bullying, etc.  

How do I implement this strategy? 

Key activities for implementation: 

  • Determine agency responsible for monitoring the tipline.
  • Determine coverage area (multi-county, county, city).
  • Communicate and gain support from law enforcement and community.
  • Once implemented, promote the tip line and provide information to the public on how to use it.

How To Texting Tipline

NDTip Link

Have others implemented this strategy? 

North Dakota communities: