How Do I Give The Suffolk County Police Department Tips About Crimes?

How and where to give information about crimes to the Suffolk County Police

If you're a witness to a crime, or if you have information about a crime that has been committed, you can help the Suffolk County Police Department by telling them what you know. and you don't have to worry about your identity being revealed. You can give this information anonymously to the Suffolk County Police. By doing so, you will help keep criminals off the streets and you will help to make the community a safer place to live in and visit. In addition, rewards of up to $5000 may be available.

There are a number of ways to give information to the police in Suffolk:

  • You may give tips via phone: Please call (800) 220-TIPS to submit anonymous tips.
  • You may also leave ia text message: You can send tips anonymously by texting SCPD and your message to CRIMES (274637).
  • Or you may choose to send tips via Email: Please visit to send anonymous tips.

Again, all calls, text messages and email will be kept confidential and your anonymity is assured.

Note that if you witness a crime in progress, you should immediately call 911. And if you notice suspicious activity, you should immediately report this by calling 852-COPS (2677).

Apps and Alert Systems to Keep in Contact With The Suffolk Police

TipSubmit Mobile is an iPhone and Android app that can be used to provide tips to the Suffolk police.

Note that there is a special website for tips on the Gilgo Beach murders with an online form that you can fill out.

TipSoft Alerts is a text messaging and email alert service that allows law enforcement and/or schools to keep in touch with the public regarding events in the area wher eyou reside, such as crim, fugitives, amber alerts and emergencies. Note that an alert widget can also be embedded on your web page. And alerts can be automatically crossposted to Facebook and twitter. Video tutorials are available to hep you get started easily and these alerts are free. 

You can also report animal abuse at the Animal Abuse Offender Registry

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