Our ability to solve crimes and create a safer Town of Arlington has a lot to do with citizen involvement.The Arlington Police Department has embraced new technologies that open us up to two-way communications anonymously with citizens who have tips or other information that will help us solve crimes and create a safer community.
When you submit a tip through any of the three options below, it is sent to a 3rd party tip service acting as a privacy buffer between you and the Arlington Police Department to preserve your identity and contact information. If you have a tip for the Arlington Police Department, please use any of the three options below to help provide important information on crimes or criminals that will help us to keep the Town of Arlington safe for everyone.
Tip submissions may not be received until the following day. In case of emergency dial 911. If the situation is not an emergency but still requires an officer to respond soon, then you may dial our non-emergency number at 781-643-1212
Option 1: TEXT 847411
Cell telephone users can text information to 847411.
Simply type in ArlingtonPD, enter a space, then type your tip and hit send. The keyword ArlingtonPD must be included.
When the text message is sent to the APD the tipster’s cellular phone number is completely anonymous and is never received by the Arlington PD.
Option 2: Download our ArlingtonPD Tip AppClick the links to the right to download the ArlingtonPD Tips app from your app store. This application provides citizens with the ability to submit anonymous tips from their smart phone. You may also search for "ArlingtonPD" in your App Store.
Option 3: Send Tip Online
Use the form below to submit your anonymous tip online. After submitting a tip using the web service, you will be assigned a six digit code with numbers and letters. That is your anonymous ID to log back into the system by clicking the follow-up tab below.