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CRIME TIPS

If you are a victim of a crime, you should seriously consider reporting the incident to the police. If you do report the crime, it means that the person who committed the crime is more likely to be caught and prevented from doing the same thing to someone else.

Not reporting a crime

The police would like all crimes to be reported. It’s important to report a crime because if you don't, the police won’t be aware of the situation and will not be able to take any action. Ultimately the person responsible could go on to commit a similar crime.

 

TOP 4 REASON PEOPLE DON’T REPORT CRIMES

1. It’s too trivial:
It may be a minor crime, but it can still be very upsetting. The police understand this and will take the incident you report seriously.

2. It’s too embarrassing:
Sometimes people feel embarrassed about reporting crimes, particularly if they are of a sexual nature. The police will treat you sensitively and will not judge you. Whatever your gender, sexual orientation, race or physical ability, being a victim of a crime is traumatic.

3. The police won’t care:
If the police are very busy, they may not be able to get to you as soon as they would like. However, their job is to protect and reassure and they do care about doing that. They may not always catch the people responsible but they always try.

4. You're worried about what will happen:
People worry about going to the police and perhaps having to go to court and give evidence. However, there are many organizations that can support you through the various stages. This website gives their contact details. It is important for you to talk about what has happened to you and to get any reassurance and help you need.

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ALWAYS DIAL

911

 for EMERGENCIES

 

PHONE TIP LINE:

315.764.5508

The department’s Investigative Unit maintains a “Tip Line” – citizens can call and leave information about illegal drug use or any other criminal activity for the department.

 

EMAIL TIP LINE:

crimetips@massenapd.com

 

 

OTHER:

315.769.3577

Complaints can be filed in person at the Police Station or called in by phone

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