OSI tip line allows reporting of suspicious activity, crimes

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Reporting suspicious and criminal activity on MacDill AFB during the coronavirus is safer and easier now with the creation of a new tip line email.

The tip line email allows the MacDill Office of Special Investigations to receive and investigate tips received from the local community. Tips can be submitted to report all types of suspected criminal activity, such as fraud, theft, drug use, rape and espionage.

“Team MacDill members can now report criminal information, counterintelligence indicators, or force protection concerns to us by email,” said Special Agent Drew Switzer, OSI Detachment 340. “Due to the coronavirus and phase one operations, we wanted to provide a way for people to be able to report tips remotely without physically coming into our office.”

Though some people may not believe their input matters, the smallest bit of information can go a long way.

“There may be suspicious or criminal activity occurring on the installation that may impact Team MacDill members and the mission,” Switzer explained. “Any information you have, no matter how small, will be processed by a highly trained criminal investigator—if you see something, please say something.”

Team MacDill personnel can email tips to the MacDill OSI Detachment at: AFOSI.MacDill.TipLine@us.af.mil

If you prefer to remain anonymous, Text “AFOSI” plus your tip information to 847411 (Tip411).

Any information that leads to identifying criminal activity is helpful; however, when reporting anonymously it's important to be able to provide as much information as possible such as who, what, when, where, why and how.

If you think you have information about a crime or fraud affecting MacDill AFB, don’t wait to report it!

For emergencies, please dial 911 or contact the 6th Security Forces Squadron (813) 828-3322