Want to tip police off to crime in your area? Add texting to the ways you can now report wrongdoing.
Mayor Nutter announced the Philadelphia Police Department's text tipline at yesterday's Philly Tech Week Switch Philly event.
"We are using as many tools as possible so citizens can easily reach out to the police to report crimes, illegal guns or to provide tips that could lead to the arrest of dangerous criminals," Nutter said. "This tipline is one more way that citizens of Philadelphia can take back their neighborhoods. I would like to encourage Philadelphians to save this number in their phones. If you know something, say something. The police need partnership with our communities and neighborhoods to keep our streets safe. We will reduce crime in our city only if residents and their police work together."