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Public Safety maintains a number of telephone and electronic tips lines so the public can provide valuable information about suspicious or criminal activity. Calls, e-mails and text messages to these tips lines are confidential. Tipsters can remain anonymous if they chose.

The telephone tips lines are answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Tips sent by e-mail and text messaging are forwarded to detectives but may not be reviewed immediately.

Tips lines should not be used to contact police in an emergency. In the event of a crime in progress or other emergency, dial 911.

Telephone Tips Lines

  • General Tips Line (for all purposes): (800) 898-TIPS (8477)
  • Narcotics Hotline/Graffiti Hotline: (914) 741-4334

Electronic Tips
Send e-mail, text messages, photos and small video clips to .