Police Department Bridgeport, CT
Chief Armando J. Perez Mayor Joseph P. Ganim
For Immediate Release For More Information:
August 1, 2016 Av Harris (203) 814-7992 firstname.lastname@example.org
Bridgeport Police Release New Anonymous Tip Line for Public to Report Information on Crime
Bridgeport Police to Put Number on Back of Every City Police Cruiser, Get Message out Through Billboards and Cards; Information to be electronically Recorded and Useable in Court as Evidence
Bridgeport – Bridgeport Police today released a new crime information tip line for members of the public to anonymously report information about crime in the city. The new tip line is 203-576-TIPS (8477) and will be useable 24 hours a day and calls will be electronically recorded, then provided to the relevant police division in the form of a digital file which can then be used as evidence in court if needed.
“We have seen very good results so far this year in policing efforts to reduce violent crime, now we are seeking even greater assistance from the public to continue the trend,” said Mayor Ganim. “I am encouraging every member of the public who knows about criminal activity or sees something suspicious to give us a call at 203-576-TIPS. The residents of Bridgeport are the essential partners with our police officers in helping to prevent crimes from taking place or bring those responsible for crimes to justice. We will make sure any information that is provided is safely kept and each tip anonymous.”
Bridgeport Police Chief AJ Perez said, “All of our divisions – Vice, Narcotics, Detective Bureau, Traffic, Patrol and others have been working very hard to target hot spots and investigate criminal activity, bringing perpetrators to justice. But we rely heavily on the people of Bridgeport as the eyes and ears of the police force. We cannot do our jobs without the great cooperation we get from the public. So if you see or hear something, say something! Call us 24 hours a day at 203-576-TIPS and report whatever you know. These tips can be reported anonymously without anyone’s safety being compromised and many times they do lead to an arrest and a conviction. We look forward to hearing from you.”
The tips line will appear on the back of every Bridgeport Police cruiser, and in addition the Department will be frequently sharing the tips line number over social media in the coming months. Billboards displaying the number and request for information will soon be appearing over I-95 and Route 8 in the Bridgeport area for motorists to see as well.