Police Department

Online Tip Form

If you have have any information about a crime or would like to submit a tip, please complete the form below with as much specific information as possible.  Online Reporting is anonymous and all submitted reports are confidential and reviewed on a daily basis.

This form is not intended for emergency use. If it is an emergency or you wish to file an official police report, please contact the Winthrop University Police Department at 803/323- 3333.

If you are attempting to report the theft of Winthrop University property, then you must file an official police report by contacting the Winthrop University Police Department at 803/323- 3333.

What would you like to report?



Description of Crime


  • Include suspect name (or street name) and address, if known.
  • Provide a description of the subject (sex, race, height, weight, clothing) and approximate age.
  • Provide distinguishing features such as visible marks, scars, tattoos, piercing, facial hair, hair style, glasses, etc.?

Vehicle Information

Your Contact Information

Would you be willing to speak confidentially with a campus police officer?

Witness Information

Warning! Please read the below listed information before submitting!

SECTION 16-17-725 (SC Code of Laws) states that any any person who knowingly gives false information to any law enforcement officer concerning the alleged commission of any crime by another is guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction must be punished by a fine not to exceed two hundred dollars or by a term of imprisonment not to exceed thirty days. 

SECTION 16-23-750 (SC Code of Laws) states that any person who conveys or causes to be conveyed false information, concerning an attempt or alleged attempt being made or to be made to kill, injure, or intimidate any person or to damage or destroy any building or other real or personal property by means of an explosive, incendiary, or destructive device ...is guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, for a first offense must be imprisoned for not less than one year nor more than ten years. A sentence imposed for a violation of this section must not be suspended and probation must not be granted.