QUANTICO, Va. (June 17, 2014) -- The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly known as CID, continues its campaign to combat crime in the Army by adding another way for the Army community to report a crime.

The recent addition to CID's many reporting methods is a new toll-free telephone number, 1-844-ARMY-CID (844-276-9243), designed to be easy to remember allowing Soldiers, civilians and family members to report a crime 24/7.

"Crime doesn't happen in a bubble, especially in the Army because our population is so mobile," said Special Agent Vanessa Carrell, the chief of investigative operations for CID. "The toll free number is just one more avenue for those we serve to contact CID and allows us to better serve the Army and our communities."

CID officials remind the Army community that if you would like to report a crime, are the victim of a crime, have information about a crime, or would like to speak with a CID Special Agent, you can call your local CID Office, call the Military Police, call 1-844-ARMY-CID or email CID at Army.CID.Crime.Tips@mail.mil.

Officials also are reminding the public that if you require immediate assistance, call 911 or contact your local Military Police.

Carrell said Soldiers, civilians and family members can still contact their local CID office by visiting the www.cid.army.mil website and selecting the unit directory tab at the top of the page.

"Whether it's a crime that occurred in the past or if someone thinks a crime is being committed, that one tip can make or break an investigation, and help us bring those responsible to justice" she added.

For more information on Army CID visit www.cid.army.mil.