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MARCH 19, 2013

The Gloucester Township Police Department is proud to announce that it is now utilizing Citizen Images Observer’s “tip411” system, which allows our residents and community members to forward anonymous tips about crime and other information through text messages and on the web!

This service, Citizen Observers “ tip411” enables a person to send a text message to 847411, Keyword GLOTWP. The person sending the text message will not be identified by their phone number.

A person will also have the ability to visit the tip411 webpage and send an anonymous email. Again, the person will not be identified by their email. With both text messages and anonymous emails the only identifier we will receive is an unidentifiable tracking number. The person sending a text message receives a message back that if their situation is an emergency they are to call 911.

The Gloucester Township Police Department’s success of our Crime Stoppers program has been outstanding. Citizen Observers “tip411” will only add to that success. As of last week the solvability rate of posting Crime Stoppers video and pictures on our social media sites and distribution via our Community Notification System (CNS) is over 65% - Meaning that over 65 %of the crimes posted and distributed on CNS have resulted in an arrest. Of course, in many cases, these crimes solved by social media and CNS represent just a portion of the crimes in which the perpetrator has committed and our use of social media and CNS are not only solving crimes that have been reported to us but preventing crimes as well. Citizen Observer tip411 is just another example of how all members of the GTPD work together to solve crime.

To send an anonymous crime tip via TEXT MESSAGE to the Gloucester Township Police Department, text the keyword GLOTWP followed by your message to 847411 (tip411), as demonstrated by Chief Harry Earle in this video:

To send an anonymous crime tip via a WEB PAGE to the Gloucester Township Police Department, simply click or copy/ paste this link into your web browser and fill in the fields: To forward anonymous crime tips via PHONE, call the Gloucester Township Police Crime Tipline at 856-842-5560.

Our anonymous crime tip programs are NOT monitored 24 hours a day. Remember, IF YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY CALL 911. For non emergencies that requires immediate police assistance, call Gloucester Township Police at 856-228-4500. If you’re seeking or forwarding general information, you may email it .