Tip 411

The Bristol Police Department is pleased to announce the implementation of a cell phone and web based application which will allow citizens to report tips to us. Our ability to solve crimes, and create a safer town has a lot to do with the involvement of its citizens. 

This department is embracing new technologies which will allow us to open up a two-way line of communication which will enable citizens to anonymously provide us information which will assist us in the solving of crimes and create a safer community. You can even attach photographs and videos after you submit an initial tip!

When you submit a tip via any of the three options listed below, it is sent to a 3rd party tip service, which acts as a privacy buffer between you and the Bristol Police Department in order to protect your identity and your contact information. If you have a tip for the Bristol Police Department, you can utilize any of the three options listed below to help provide vital information on crimes, criminals, or those engaging in illicit or criminal activity which will assist us in keeping the Town of Bristol safe for everyone.

This service is being provided to the public for non-emergency use, tips may not be received by us until the following day.

This service is not meant to substitute a call to request police in an emergency. 

In the event of an emergency, you should always contact 9-1-1. 

If your situation is not an emergency, but you still need an officer to respond, then you should contact the police department at (401) 253-6900.

Option 1: Text a Tip to 847411

Wireless users can text information to 847411.
In the message box begin by typing in BristolPD, enter a space, then type your tip and hit send. It is important that the keyword BristolPD be included before the message.
When the text message is sent to the Bristol PD, your information and contact information is scrubbed from the message that TIP411 sends to us, this service is 100% anonymous.

Option 1: Text a Tip to 847411

Click the links to the right to download the BristolPD app from your app store. This application provides citizens with the ability to submit tips from their smart phone. You may also search for “Bristol PD” in your app store.

Option 3: Submit a Tip Online

Use the form below to submit your anonymous tip online. After submitting a tip using a web service, you’ll be assigned a six digit code containing numbers and letters. That is your anonymous ID to log back into the system by clicking the blue follow-up image below.