Peninsula Crime Line Inc.

The Gloucester County Crime Line program is part of Peninsula Crime Line Inc. that also includes the cities of:

  • Hampton
  • James City County
  • Newport News
  • Poquoson
  • Williamsburg
  • York County


The Crime Line is a media, citizen, and law enforcement partnership developed to expose, reduce, and solve crimes. A sheriff’s office coordinator provides the day-to-day support for the program by working with dispatch / communications in an effort to monitor a “hotline” number 888-LOCK-U-UP (888-562-5887). Additional sheriff’s office units assist in the process. 

Investigations, the patrol division, narcotic operations and sheriff’s office dispatch / communications all work together to make arrests, seize drugs and property, and gather and act upon confidential information identified as “tips” from anonymous callers. Caller identities and information remain confidential through the issuance of caller control numbers assigned by dispatch / communications.