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Submit Anonymous Crime Tips

Welcome to the Worcester Police Department's Anonymous Crime Tips Notification System! You may submit information regarding a crime that has taken place recently within the City of Worcester, MA.

If you see a crime in progress or need to report an emergency, please call 911. These new crime tip services are for non-emergency investigative information only and will not generate a radio call or summon the police to your location. The following Frequently Asked Questions may help answer your most common questions.

There are two anonymous tip services for use by the public. They include:


Using your mobile device, you may text anonymous tips to the WPD using the following method:

  • Start a new text message to "CRIMES" (or 274637) on your handheld device.
  • Type the keyword "TIPWPD" followed by a space and then your message.
  • All subsequent messages can be sent without the keyword prefix.
  • The text message is encrypted and an alias is generated, masking the identity of the sender from the police.
  • Although the WPD service is free and requires no purchase or fee for participation, standard messaging rates and other fees may apply. Check your mobile plan for more details.

Web Based Tip

If you wish to submit an anonymous tip electronically from your PC, please visit the WPD Crime Tips website link below and follow all instructions on the web page. Tips may be submitted in English, Spanish or French. The tip goes through a secure server where the identity of the sender is masked from the detectives receiving the web tip.


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