Announcing a New Way to Submit Anonymous Tips to ATF

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Submitting Anonymous Tips to ATF

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The fight to protect our communities is not just up to law enforcement. It’s a partnership between communities and law enforcement. We look to you who live in these communities we protect to provide us with information about gun violence. In an effort to make your communities safer, ATF is launching a new way to collect your tips involving firearms or to provide leads to help us prevent violent crimes from happening. Using your phone, tablet or computer, you will have the option to submit tips and remain anonymous or provide your personal information. We hope to make a significant impact in keeping your communities safe.  We need your help in our efforts to remove crime from your streets. 

Questions and Answers about the Service

ATF values your privacy and is offering this service through reportit®, a mobile app that allows you to remain anonymous. With reportit® concerned citizens can report suspicious or unusual activities in real time while having the confidence that your identity will remain anonymous and confidential.

Question: What kind of tips can I submit? 

Answer: You can submit any tip about crimes that may be happening in your communities that involve firearms, explosives and arson and violent crime.  For more information on ATF’s focus areas, visit our page on What We Do.

Question: How anonymous is it?

Answer: reportit® is not designed to track users of the system. If you choose to use the system to submit a tip, we are unable to track your device, track your location or track your identity in any other manner. ATF has chosen to use this system so that you can submit tips to us while respecting your need for privacy or anonymity.

For more questions and answers about your privacy and security, visit our webpage that will provide details on this external service.

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