The Hoboken Police Department is harnessing the power of technology to make it simpler for residents to submit anonymous tips as part of its ongoing effort to prevent, reduce and solve crimes.
Residents with information about non-urgent illegal activity can now alert the police via text message, mobile application or the department's website using PublicEngines' digital crime reporting service TipSoft , the city announced Monday.
TipSoft, used by over 900 law enforcement organizations across the country, has aided officers in nearly 150,000 arrests and led to the recovery of more than $5 billion in drugs and property, according to PublicEngines CEO William Kilmer.
The service can be used to anonymously submit tips about anything from drug deals and vandalism to missing persons and wanted fugitives.
Citizens can submit tips online at the Hoboken Police Department's website, by texting "CRIMES" (274637) using the keyword "hobokenpd" or by using the TipSubmit mobile app on any Android or iPhone.