Due to the enormous popularity of Web and Mobile based apps, the Newton Police Department is now utilizing state of the art technology to receive crime tips. Citizens of Newton now have several options to securely submit crime tips to their local Police Department.
These services are for reporting tips to aid in investigations, not for reporting crimes in progress. To report a crime in progress call 9-1-1!
Use this online form to submit tips about crimes or other suspicious activity. Tips submitted through this website are encrypted, entirely confidential, completely anonymous and are immediately and securely transferred directly to police.
After submitting your tip, you will be provided with your own unique ID number that you will use when checking the status of your tip.
Text Message (SMS)
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 :
- Send Text Message tips to:
- Use the key word:
Newton Police Smartphone App
Use our iPhone app to submit anonymous tips. No short code or keywords required. Include images and video with your tips and have fully anonymous two-way dialogue and real-time chat. Here are some of our app's features :
- Submit fully anonymous crime tips or report problems including images and video
- Access our blog/press releases
- View crime maps showing the date, location, and nature of police incidents
- Quick access to all of our social media outlets