The Trenton Police Department is initiating a "Speak without Fear" campaign that encourages community members to speak up about crimes and other problems in their neighborhoods. The Speak without Fear program is designed to provide community members with several ways to anonymously provide information regarding neighborhood crime. We recognize that in order to ensure a safe City, the citizens must be able to freely provide information about criminal activity to the Police. The Trenton Police Department also recognizes that it has an obligation to protect the identity of those who provide information to them regarding criminal activity. In order to accomplish this, the Speak Without Fear program has provided four different ways of anonymously report information about criminal activity to the Police Department. These four ways include:
Citizens will be encouraged to use these communication channels and Speak Without Fear knowing that their identity will be protected and that their information will make the City of Trenton a safer place to live.
July 2011: People wanting to give tips to the Trenton Police Department may do so through Text-Messaging. Tipsters and officers can text back and forth, without the Tipster's identity or phone number being known.
To Use: Address your message to "CRIMES" (274637), begin your message with "TPDTIPS", add your message and send.
Crime tips can also be sent anonymously from the Internet.
Photos of suspects and autos can also be attached to the tip.
Go to the Web Tip Form.
Persons with information are encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers of Greater Trenton, as well as the Trenton Police.
All tips can be made anonymously.