Anonymous Tip Line
To Report an Emergency call 911. To talk
with an officer or file a report call (618)
The Madison County Sheriff's Office has established
an anonymous tip line. Although it is important for
citizens to get involved in fighting crime, Sheriff
Hertz understands that some people are reluctant to
identify themselves. The tip line has been used to
report underage drinking parties which the police know
can lead to tragic consequences without the proper
intervention. Others have used the hot line to report
information on crimes or suspects.
When a citizen calls the Anonymous Tip Line, they can
leave information on a recorded voice mail system. The on
duty Watch Commander checks the hot line frequently for
recorded messages. Once a message has been received, the
appropriate action is then taken.
To report an emergency or crime in progress, citizens
should call 911. To talk with an officer or file a
police report call (618) 692-4433.