Taunton Police Department
The Taunton Police Department, in conjunction with the Bristol County District Attorney's Office, has implemented a phone and web based tip system to provide citizens a confidential means of providing information to the police department. TipSoft SMS, short message service, is 100% anonymous. No one will know the identity of the text tipster. The technology routes messages through a server that encrypts cell phone numbers before they get to police. The technology also allows investigators to securely reply back to the cell phone without compromising the tipster’s identity.
Some of the advantages of text messaging includes being able to communicate in real time with texters. It also allows people to notify police when calling may not be feasible or safe. Texting a tip is easy. All you have to do is :
- Text Message C-R-I-M-E-S (2 7 4 6 3 7)
- Use the keyword CALL50
In addition to text messaging the department is also offering WebTips with the same two-way dialogue capabilities.
From the Web: Click here for Submit a Tip online.
Emergency - 911
Non-Emergency 24 Hours - 508-823-5000
Detectives - 508-821-1475
On the Anonymous Tip Line citizens can leave confidential information about crimes and criminal activity.