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Signing up for Crime & Citizen Alerts:

                 Sign up to receive alerts via email &/or text message when Cambridge Police need to notify you about important information.  Often this is information about an incident that occurred in your area so that you can pay extra attention to your surroundings to help avoid becoming a victim of crime.

                To sign up for Citizen Alerts, visit & click on the Citizen Observer logo. Once there, click "Sign Up for Alerts" & follow the instructions to register to receive email and text messages alerts from Cambridge Police.

Following CPD in Social Media:

                CPD uses its Twitter & Facebook accounts to update the public on community events, share crime alerts, & get feedback from citizens by using social media to interact where people now turn to get their news & share information.

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Reading BridgeStat Releases:

                For monthly updates about crime in Cambridge, recent trends, and what police & citizens can do about emerging risks, check out our new BridgeStat program. BridgeStat is released on the first Friday of every month & can be found on our website at


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Contacting Your Neighborhood Sergeants:

               In order to have a more diverse group of police participating with neighborhood activities, the Neighborhood Sergeants Program was established.  The officers involved are assigned to each of the thirteen neighborhoods & each of the five sectors.  Please contact them via the e-mails or phone number provided at for each neighborhood with questions, comments, or concerns.

Texting Crime Tips:

              Do you know of a crime or suspicious activity that should be reported to the police?  Send an ANONYMOUS text message to Tip411 (847411). Begin your message with Tip650 & then type your message.  You will receive a response from the Cambridge Police with the option to continue communicating.  Please remember that this is not a replacement for 9-1-1. If you witness an emergency, please call 9-1-1 immediately.

Calling our Anonymous Crime/Drug Tip Hotline:

             The 24-hour Anonymous Drug & Crime Tip Hot Line is a resource for citizens to provide the Investigations Section with information relating to illicit drug use & distribution, as well as other crimes or suspicious situations.  If you have information you would like to share with investigators, please call 617-349-3359. 

Reporting Crimes or Suspicious Activity:

             Please report crimes or suspicious activity via the e-mail form located on our website. To find out what other resources are available from the Cambridge Police, please call our Community Relations Unit at 617-349-3236.

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Hours of Service

Monday: 8:30am-8pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30am-5pm
Friday: 8:30am-12pm

Cambridge Police Department

Christine Elow
Police Commissioner

Email Us with general inquiries about the department or questions about resources/programs offered by the police. DO NOT use this form to submit tips or report crimes in progress.

125 Sixth Street
Cambridge MA 02142