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Paterson Police Department

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About this picture: Daisy Mercado congratulates her daughter, Capt. Lourdes Phelan, the first woman promoted to captain in the history of the Paterson Police Department, on her promotion after she took her oath of office during a ceremony held at City Hall on Monday.

Submit A Tip

In case of an emergency call 911

DO YOU HAVE INFORMATION ABOUT A CRIME? Use one of the following methods to submit your tip: 

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1- Use our webite to submit your tip

If you have information about a crime, submit your information here anonymously.  Tips submitted through our website are encrypted, entirely confidential, completely anonymous and are immediately and securely transferred directly to Paterson Police Department.

After submitting your tip, you will be provided with your own unique ID number that you will use when checking the status of your tip or picking up your reward if applicable. Never submit an emergency tip here. Please call 911 if it is an emergency.

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2- Text a Tip

Now helping to solve or to prevent a crime is a text away. The “TIPS” to 274637 and let the law help you.

How it works: Text “TIPS” then your tip and send it to 274637. Example -
TIPS John Doe is selling drugs on the TJR campus behind the gym!

Never submit an emergency tip here. Please call 911 if it is an emergency.

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3- Download Our App

Paterson Police Department partnered with a world leader in law enforcement software (Public Engines) to provide you with a single source app for our Website, social media channels, alerts, anonymous tipping and crime map.

Our app improves community Engagement by allowing us to send you alerts, receive your tips, publish crime data, direct message anonymous tipsters and best of all keeps our city safe and connected.