Des Moines Police Department opens up new anonymous crime tip line


The Des Moines Police has created an anonymous crime tip line for citizens wishing to provide information on criminal activity in the city:

(206) 870-6871

“The crime tip line is an electronic voicemail system that is checked regularly by police department staff,” reads an announcement. “You will not speak to anyone directly on this line. You do not need to leave your name or number (but we encourage you to if you want follow-up).”

Remember if you are witnessing a crime please call 9-1-1!


One Response to “Des Moines Police Department opens up new anonymous crime tip line”
  1. wanker says:

    Go ahead and submit a tip, they won’t do anything about it. I called them to report 2 car prowls this weekend, and they refused to take a report. Their reasoning was that I didn’t have serial numbers of the stuff stolen, so it wasn’t important. I know I will never see the stolen stuff again, but isn’t reporting crimes valuable for future staffing? Or, maybe residents checking want to see an accurate picture of crime in their neighborhood. Thanks to the 5 lazy people I talked to (yes that is how many times I was transferred around the department), this information will not be recorded.

    I shouldn’t find it surprising though. When my bike was stolen, I provided them with the craigslist posting where the thief was selling my bike, along with phone number and email address. And when my school books were stolen out of my car, the responding officer called me a liar for listing the value of a college text book at $105.

    While I am in support of increasing police funding, I would like to get some cops in who actually care about the community they are supposed to be serving.

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