Arson is the criminal act of deliberately setting fire to property that could result in a prison sentence. Be aware of the potential danger to property and lives. Teach children not to play with fire. Pay attention to what is happening in your neighborhood. Call 9-1-1 to report suspicious activity, smell smoke or see something smoldering. To report anonymously call the Gainesville Police Department Crime Tips Hotline at (940) 612-0000 or the Texas Department of Insurance Arson Hotline at 1-877-4-FIRE45 (1-877-434-7345). The TDI Arson Hotline is staffed 24 hours a day.