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  • Text-a-Tip to the New Shoreham Police

    On Block Island we rely on the community to be our “eyes and ears" and our text-a-tip program lets us receive tips anonymously, allowing our dispatchers to focus on more urgent calls.

    The platform used by New Shoreham is called tip411 and is used in more than 1,200 communities throughout the United States. The tips are received by the department in real-time and can be responded to via an interface that allows for secure web and text-based conversations.  The tip411 system is 100% anonymous, as the technology removes all identifying information before it is received by the department. Note: This program is NOT monitored 24/7. 

    To Report an Emergency or an Urgent Matter, Always Call 9-1-1

    You can submit an anonymous tip to the New Shoreham Police 3 different ways: 
  • 1. By text message: Text NSPDTIP and your tip to 847411 (TIP411).
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    2. By App: Download the New Shoreham Police App

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    2. By web form: click the button below. undefined Opens in new window


    Please know that if you wish to communicate back and forth with tip411 monitors, you MUST create an account to view conversations.

     Additional Note: Be sure to save/record your tip ID. Once you are logged into your account, you can use the ID number to view feedback about your tip (bottom left-hand corner). Just enter the ID on the tip submit page and any feedback about your tip will display. You can then submit additional information using the tip form. 

     What should I report using text-a-tip?

    • Unsafe moped operation. Be sure to provide the New Shoreham registration sticker and the color of the moped when providing a tip.

    • Drinking alcohol on the beach
    • Erratic driving
    • Suspicious activity
    • Possible wanted person
    • Unregistered vehicle