in Bridgeport are concerned about remaining
anonymous when they report to the police. They
are afraid of some retaliation from criminals
that live in their neighborhood. This is often
a real fear. In general it is always best to
give your name and address and phone number to
the police. But if you are afraid, here is how
you can remain anonymous when contacting the
police and still be helpful to the police and
protect your street.
If you dial 911 to
report a crime in progress or an emergency, it
is important that you give your name and
address. Even if you do not, any phone number
you call in on is logged by whatever call center
receives the call, and you can be identified
the suspicious activity phone number:
When you call the police number 203-576-7671 to
report suspicious activity, you can tell the
person on the phone that you do not want to give
your name and address. However, it can be
important for you to give the operator your name
and address in case they do need to get in touch
with you. You can also tell them you do not want
the police to come to your house because you are
afraid of the neighbor. Although your phone
number is logged in, your name and address are
not automatically accessed.
You can report anonymously to the Bridgeport
phone and web site app called iWatchBridgeport.
You can put the address of the problem, but you
do not have to put your name and address.
for details on iWatchBridgeport.
Reporting to Test-A-Tip:
You can report anonymously to the police
Text-A-Tip program. You'll receive a tipster
alias id # that identifies your message. The
police will be able to text you back to your id
# to ask further questions if necessary, but all
communication is anonymous.
for details on Text-A-Tip.
to your Block Watch street captain or
You can be assured that any report you make to
your block watch captain or coordinator will
always remain anonymous.
Do not be afraid of reporting
things that you see to the police.
It is the only way to have a safe street !
For more information on how to
report crimes and
suspicious activity to the Bridgeport Police,