Anonymous Crime Tips

Below you will find information on how to report crimes/information anonymously to Cambridge Police.

Text Tip

Do Cambridge Police have an anonymous crime tip hotline?

To report a crime via telephone anonymous, please call 617-349-3359 and leave a message on 24-hour Anonymous Crime/Drug Tip Hotline. 

This is a mechanism for citizens to provide investigators with information relating to crimes, suspicious activity, and illicit drug use and distribution, as well as other issues.

When a citizen calls 617-349-3359, 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.

Please remember that this is not a replacement for 9-1-1.  If you witness an emergency situation, please call 9-1-1 immediately.

Can I report crimes or suspicious activity via Facebook and Twitter?

No.

Facebook and Twitter and all other social media channels are used to communicate news and share important information with residents.  These social media tools are NOT monitored 24/7 and should NOT be used to report crimes.

If you spot a crime or suspicious activity, please remember that there is no substitute for 9-1-1 and you should always call and report what you see immediately.

How do I send an anonymous tip via text message?

To text a tip to Cambridge Police, send a text message to Tip411 (847411).  Begin your message with Tip650 and then type your message.

You will receive a response from the Cambridge Police with the option to continue communicating. 

Once you are done communicating with police, please send the word STOP to end the conversation.

Please remember that this is not a replacement for 9-1-1.  If you witness an emergency situation, please call 9-1-1 immediately.

How do I send an anonymous tip via email?

To send an anonymous tip via email, click here.

Please remember that this is not a replacement for 9-1-1. If you witness an emergency situation, please call 9-1-1 immediately.

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Cambridge Police Department

Robert C. Haas
Commissioner

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125 Sixth Street
Cambridge MA 02142

Phone:617.349.3300