The new anonymous crime tip service is for non-emergency, investigative information only and will not generate a radio call or summon the university police to your location. This service is collaboration between the Worcester State University Police Department and TipSoft®.
You can submit your tip three ways:
- Text message, or,
- iPhone app
Submitting a Tip Online
The tip goes through a secure server where the identity of the sender is masked from the university police personnel receiving the tip.
Submitting a Tip Via Text Message
Follow these general steps to submit a tip via text message:
- Create a new text message to the number 274637 (which spells CRIMES).
- In the message body, type word WSUPD, a space, and then your crime tip information (WSUPD is not case-sensitive).
- Hit “Send” to submit the message.
- You will receive a response from Crime Stoppers, which will start the anonymous text dialogue.
Note: The text messaging service is available for phones with most of the major carriers, however the university police cannot guarantee the service will work on all mobile phones. Standard text messaging rates may apply.
Submitting a Tip Via the iPhone App
Follow these general steps to submit a tip via the iPhone app:
Frequently Asked Questions
The WSUPD would like information on any type of crime. The text tip line is not traced, and we do not collect data on the user's identity.
You may submit a tip anytime, anywhere, 24/7.
Although the WSUPD tip service is free and requires no purchase or fee for participation, standard mobile phone messaging rates and other fees may apply. Check your mobile plan for more details.
To stop the service and end the anonymous communication with the WSUPD at any time, send a text message with the word "STOP" to CRIMES (274637). You will receive a one-time opt-out confirmation text message. If you choose to, you can submit a text tip again at a later time by texting the word WSUPD along with your tip to CRIMES (274637).
No mobile phone or personally identifiable information is collected by the Worcester State University Police Department as part of this service. Your text-a-tip is completely anonymous to the Police Department and is only identifiable via a four-digit tip code that will be provided to you. If you have any questions regarding the service, please contact the Worcester State University Police Department at 508-929-8911.