Anonymous Tip Line - (989) 774-1TIP (1847)
If you wish for your TIP to be made anonymously online click here.
Do not use the TIP LINE for emergencies! For an emergency, dial 911 from both on-campus and off-campus locations.
The CMU Police Department provides a confidential TIP LINE as an alternative means by which individuals can relay valuable information in an anonymous manner. The Department's goal in providing this service is to obtain information on criminal activity that is unattainable through conventional methods and to assist the department in investigating criminal activity that might otherwise go unreported.
This TIP LINE has been installed to receive information from those individuals who are reluctant to become involved in reporting criminal activity, but realize that an injustice has occurred. Callers are encouraged to leave their names and phone numbers, but may choose to leave information anonymously. Whenever someone contacts the CMU Police Department with information concerning criminal activity, we attempt to protect their identity to the extent that the law allows.
Telephone calls received on the TIP LINE are recorded on an answering machine. Department personnel check the machine periodically and distribute the information received according to established procedures. In some instances, criminal investigations may be initiated from this information. In other cases, the information may be turned over to Residence Life or the Office of Student Life. If information concerning off-campus criminal activity is received, the appropriate police agency will be notified. In all cases, the information received will be thoroughly evaluated and disseminated accordingly.
As with any police department telephone line, there are criminal penalties for reporting false information or using the phone in a harassing manner. Effective security and the protection of people and property is a primary responsibility of all members of the University community. Take the first step in helping us make our campus safer by providing information when you have personal knowledge of criminal activity.