Need to report a crime? Now you can simply do it with a text message. 

Hancock County has launched a new texting service that allows the public to report crimes. The eTip program is also referred to as "Text-a-Tip". To contact local law enforcement, just text the word "Hancock" with your anonymous tip to 2 7 4 6 3 7 or “crimes”.

The program is managed by the Hancock County Sheriff's Office and the Hancock County Alcohol Enforcement Team. So if you witness underage drinking, illegal drug use, burglaries, and other crimes, you can now get that information to law enforcement without identifying yourself.