Service Tree

The Service Tree lists all services in "branched" groups, starting with the very general and moving to the very specific. Click on the name of any group name to see the sub-groups available within it. Click on a service code to see its details and the providers who offer that service.

Abandoned Vehicle Reporting/Removal

Programs that accept reports regarding abandoned motor vehicles on public roads, in parking lots or on other public property and/or arrange for their removal. Also included are programs that accept and/or act upon reports of violations of local ordinances regarding vehicles stored on private property.

Arson Reporting

Programs that provide a hotline, website or other mechanisms that the public can use to anonymously report information about the activities of people who are involved in arson crimes which might facilitate their arrest and conviction.

Consumer Fraud Reporting

Programs that provide a hotline, website or other mechanisms that consumers can use to report the activities of telephone and Internet scammers and other con artists who attempt to persuade older adults, individuals who live alone, disaster victims and other vulnerable people to part with their savings. Common scams include fraudulent prize offers, "free" travel packages that have hidden costs or which never materialize, "get rich quick" investments that turn out to be worthless, tax debt/refund scams, phony charities with names that are similar to well-known organizations and schemes involving promises to recover an individual's money following their victimization by another scam. Reports may be filed by consumer fraud victims or by people who have information about individuals they know to be perpetrating these types of scams.

Counterfeit Money Reporting

Programs that accept and act upon information about the printing or circulation of counterfeit money.

Cybercrime Reporting

Programs that provide a hotline, website or other mechanisms that people can use to anonymously report cases in which computers, laptops, tablets, mobile phones or other personal devices have been or are being used to commit a crime such as distribution of child pornography; cyberstalking or harassment; unauthorized interception of communications; intellectual property violations; or illegally accessing other computer systems to alter, destroy or steal data; intercept and disclose confidential information; plant spyware, ransomware or other forms of malware; launch denial of service attacks; or engage in phishing or smshing, financial theft or other activities that are illegal.

Drug Crime Reporting

Programs that provide a hotline, website or other mechanisms that the public can use to anonymously report information about the activities of individuals who are dealing in narcotics which might facilitate their arrest and conviction.

Fish and Game Violations Reporting

Programs that provide a hotline, website or other mechanisms that the public can use to anonymously report information about the activities of people who are hunting, trapping or fishing out of season or otherwise threatening wildlife that is protected.

Gang Activity Reporting

Programs that provide a hotline, website or other mechanisms that the public can use to anonymously report information about the criminal activities of street gangs, prison gangs, outlaw motorcycle gangs and other similar groups which might facilitate the arrest and conviction of the gang members who are responsible for these activities.

General Crime Reporting

Programs that provide a hotline, website or other mechanism that people can use to report any of a wide variety of crimes rather than specializing in reports regarding a particular type of criminal activity.

Graffiti Reporting

Programs that provide a hotline, website or other mechanism that people can use to report inscriptions, designs and other markings that deface buildings, walls, rocks and other artifacts or natural structures.

Hate Crimes Reporting

Programs that provide a hotline, website or other mechanisms that the public can use to anonymously report information about the activities of individuals who have planned or committed acts of violence or intimidation against people on the basis of their real or perceived race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability. Hate crimes have an impact that lingers, and extends beyond the specific victim. They make members of minority communities fearful, angry and suspicious, and raise tensions that can divide and polarize neighborhoods, towns and cities.

Human Trafficking Reporting

Programs that provide a hotline, website or other mechanisms that the public can use to report instances in which an individual or group of individuals is involved in human trafficking, i.e., situations in which individuals are abducted, sold, recruited under fraud or pretense or otherwise brought under the control of another person and forced into prostitution or other controlled situations against their will, either domestically within their own country or internationally. While women and children are particularly vulnerable to trafficking for the sex trade, human trafficking also includes individuals who are trafficked into forced marriages or into bonded labor markets such as sweat shops, agricultural establishments or domestic service.

Identity Theft Reporting/Recovery Programs

Programs that provide a hotline, website or other mechanisms that people can use to report instances in which someone fraudulently obtains private information about an individual, e.g., his or her Social Security number, uses it to apply for credit in that person's name, runs up large bills and then disappears without paying the bills leaving the victim with ruined credit. Identity thieves may also purchase expensive medical services in the victim's name, or give the victim's name and personal information to a law enforcement officer leaving the individual subject to arrest. Identity thieves may also steal the identities of individuals who are deceased. Also included are programs that help identity theft victims re-establish their identity and credit standing.

Illegal Dumping Reporting

Programs that provide a hotline, website or other mechanisms that the public can use to anonymously report information about the activities of people who are disposing of hazardous materials, trash or other items in places other than those legitimately set aside for this purpose.

Insurance Fraud Reporting

Programs that provide a hotline, website or other mechanisms that the public can use to report, usually anonymously, individuals who have made false statements or otherwise intentionally misrepresented the facts surrounding an injury or loss in order to receive or increase the amount of compensation they will receive based on an insurance policy. Also included are programs that accept reports of fraudulent claims submitted by health care providers, pharmacies, auto repair shops and other parties that are providing services for insured individuals and using their insurance as a means of payment.

Non-Emergency Crime Reporting

Police departments and other law enforcement programs that provide a special number or website that people can use to report crimes that do not warrant an immediate response because the individual in question is not in immediate danger.

Organized Crime Reporting

Programs that provide a hotline, website or other mechanisms that people can use to report the activities of underworld organizations engaging in widespread criminal activities such as prostitution, racketeering, interstate theft or illegal gambling that are planned and executed within the context of a centrally controlled formal structure.

Public Nuisance Reporting

Programs that provide a hotline, website or other mechanisms that people can use to report prostitution, lewd or lascivious behavior, public drunkenness, illegal gambling, drug-related loitering or other drug-related criminal activity, accumulations of garbage, castoff materials, junk cars or other conditions that disturb the peace, are dangerous to health or safety, are offensive to community moral standards or that obstruct the public from the free use of public property. The concept of "public nuisance" varies considerably from community to community. As a consequence, activities that are addressed by public nuisance laws in one community may be covered by zoning laws in another.

Reckless Driving Reporting

Programs that provide a hotline, website or other mechanisms that motorists can use to report incidents of dangerous driving they have witnessed. Reports may be made directly to the police or to another organization which forwards the information to the individual or establishment that has contracted for the service, e.g., employers who want feedback on the driving behavior of their employees or parents who want feedback on the driving behavior of their children.

Social Security Fraud Reporting

Programs that provide a hotline, website or other mechanisms the public can use to anonymously report fraud, waste, and abuse within Social Security Administration (SSA) programs and operations. Examples of Social Security fraud include concealing material facts or events that affect eligibility for benefits, making false statements on a benefits claim form, misuse of benefits by a representative payee, buying or selling Social Security cards or SSA information, crimes involving SSA employees, scams involving impersonation of an SSA employee, fraud or misuse of grant or contracting funds or other types of illegal activities involving Social Security.

Stolen Automobile Reporting

Programs that provide a hotline, website or other mechanisms that the public can use to anonymously report information about the activities of people who are involved in the theft, dismantlement, distribution and/or sale of stolen automobiles or automobile parts that might facilitate their arrest and conviction.

Subsidized Housing Fraud Reporting

Programs that provide a hotline, website or other mechanisms that people can use to report alleged lease violations and other forms of fraud by tenants residing in public or subsidized housing communities. These programs also generally accept complaints about landlords who do not adequately maintain their property.

Tax Fraud Reporting

Programs that provide a hotline, website or other mechanisms that the public can use to report, usually anonymously, individuals or businesses that have failed to file income, sales or property tax forms, or have intentionally submitted inaccurate or incomplete information.

Terrorism/Radicalization Reporting

Programs that provide a hotline, website or other mechanisms that the public can use to anonymously report information about the activities of individuals or organizations that commit acts of violence as a means of supporting their cause; or about situations in which an individual or group has adopted increasingly extreme political, social or religious ideas and has become a potential source of terrorist activity.

Traffic Accident Reporting

Programs that accept reports regarding traffic accidents or collisions occurring on public roads, in parking lots or on other property. Police are not always called to attend accidents and it is often the responsibility of those directly involved in an incident to inform police about the circumstances under which the accident occurred and the results of the accident. In some jurisdictions, all accidents must be reported. In other areas, an accident must involve injury, a death or property damage that exceeds a specified amount before reporting becomes mandatory, even in situations where no other vehicle was involved. In some jurisdictions, traffic accident reports can be filed online.

Unemployment Benefits Fraud Reporting

Programs that provide a hotline, website or other mechanisms that the public can use to anonymously report information about the activities of individuals who have applied for or are collecting unemployment benefits for which they are not eligible.

Welfare Fraud Reporting

Programs that provide a hotline, website or other mechanisms that the public can use to anonymously report suspected cases of fraud involving TANF, Food Stamps, General Relief or other public assistance programs.

White Collar Crime Reporting

Programs that provide a hotline, website or other mechanisms that the public can use to report, usually anonymously, non-violent violations of the law committed by individuals in the pursuit of their regular occupational activities that generally involve duplicity in financial dealing, fraud or embezzlement. Other examples of white collar crime include commercial bribery, computer crime, racketeering, anti-trust violations, price-fixing, stock manipulation and insider trading.

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