774-203-1915 | Online Submission
The 24-hour anonymous Crime / Drug Tip Hot Line is a mechanism for citizens to provide the Detective Unit with information relating to illicit drug use and distribution, as well as vice issues such as prostitution, gambling and other related crimes. You may also submit your anonymous tips via the online form provided here.
How does the Hot Line work?
When a citizen calls 774-203-1915, he or she will generally hear a taped message explaining that a detective is not presently available. However, speak as long as you like, explaining the activity in as much detail as you can. You do not have to provide your name, address, or telephone number. All information is kept strictly confidential. Again this information can also be submitted via the web by completing the “Tipster Online Submission Form“.
What happens to the information I provide?
Information is “logged in” and cross-referenced, allowing detectives to determine if additional information related to the criminal activity about which you are calling has been reported in the past. Even “small” bits of information can at times provide detectives the “missing link” that allows them to take action. All information remains confidential, and within the Detective Unit.
What if I want to speak with a detective directly?
You can leave your name and telephone number on the tape, and a detective will call you as soon as possible. Only detectives have access to the Anonymous Tip Hot Line. Again, your name will remain strictly confidential at all times.
What if I want to report a drug transaction that is happening right now?
If you witness a drug crime or any other crime that requires immediate police response: DIAL 911. A patrol unit will be dispatched to the area. Many times, department detectives will hear the dispatch and take direct action themselves.
How can I use the Anonymous Drug Tip Hot Line most effectively?
1. Speak clearly and don’t rush. Take your time leaving your message.
2. Be as specific as possible in providing the following information:
Location of the incident: street address of building or house, names of nearest intersecting streets, landmarks near or at the scene
Description of persons involved, such as height, sex, age, weight, clothing, hair color, eye color, skin color, and any distinguishing marks
Description of vehicles involved, such as make, model, color, and license plate
Remember, this is an anonymous tip line. All information is kept strictly confidential, within the Detective Unit.
Any citizen who requires further information is urged to contact the Detective Unit at 508-222-1259.
Should you need to fax information to the detective division, the fax number is: 508-226-5865