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Emergency/urgent situations Detailed text instructions (step #6) Tip submission website (step #5)
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One of the most effective resources in deterring or solving a crime is assistance from the community. Please contact us if you have ANY information on a crime that has been committed, is in commission, or is being planned. Your tip is completely anonymous when submitted via text message or website.

For matters requiring immediate response, please do not use our anonymous tip service or email, as your message may not be seen right away. 


  • Call 9-1-1 from any phone
  • 9-1-1 is NOT anonymous - caller ID and locaters are in use

Urgent but non-emergency situations

  • Call our business line:
    • 508-210-5600 and use menu option 1
  • Phone calls are NOT anonymous - caller ID is in use


There are 2 ways to submit an anonymous tip - via text message or via a website.

Text message from your mobile device
  1. Start a new text message to "CRIMES" (or 274637)
  2. Type the keyword HPDTIPS followed by a space and then your message.

  3. All subsequent messages can be sent without the keyword (HPDTIPS) prefix.

  4. Your message is encrypted and an alias is generated, masking your identity from the police.

  5. Although the HPD service is free, standard messaging rates/fees may apply. See your mobile plan for more details.

  6. >> Click here for more detailed text message instructions

Website via internet connection
  1. Visit the HPD Crime Tips website by clicking the link below at Step 5.
  2. Tips may be submitted in English, Spanish, or French.
  3. Your tip goes through a secure server where your identity is masked from the police.
  4. A code number and password is generated for you to enable you to follow up on your submission.
  5. >> Click here to get started submitting a tip via the web. (Please note that you will leave the Holden PD website).


More information

>> Click here to see our press release about this service (2011)
>> Click here to learn more about the company that supplies this service to HPD