Submit an Anonymous Crime Tip

Cambridge Police

The public can submit crime and suspicious activity tips anonymously to Cambridge Police via the anonymous email, text (SMS) or phone tip to the Cambridge Police Department.

Remember, these forms of communication should not be used to report crimes in progress or emergency situations and is not a replacement for 9-1-1. If you witness an emergency situation, please call 9-1-1 immediately.

How to Start

Reporting via Phone

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

Reporting via SMS

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

Reporting via Email

To send an anonymous tip via email using the online form, or you can submit a tip through the CPD MyPD mobile app.

Requirements

If you are reporting drug distribution activity, please consider contacting the Cambridge Police Special Investigations Unit directly by calling the Cambridge Police Drug Tip Hotline at (617) 349-3359 or the Unit Supervisor at (617) 349-3360. Your call is very important and will remain strictly anonymous and confidential.

Often by actually speaking confidentially with a detective from the drug unit - information can be gathered that may provide that “missing link” needed to take action.

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