Hampden Public Safety unveils new tip line

Posted June 12, 2014, at 6:01 a.m.

HAMPDEN, Maine — Hampden Public Safety has established a tip line through which residents can pass along information they believe the town’s public safety and other officials should be aware of.

“It’s another channel of communication between citizens and their public safety department,” Hampden police Sgt. Chris Bailey said this week, adding that some residents aren’t comfortable calling the police and other town officials.

Bailey said the town has incurred no additional cost in providing the new service, which went live last month. Residents can provide tips about possible criminal activity as well as fire hazards, town code violations, community nuisances and other concerns, Bailey said.

The tip line can be accessed by dialing 862-3911 and following the prompts.

Messages can be left anonymously and no caller information is recorded, Bailey said. Residents, however, can leave their names and contact numbers if they want to, Bailey said.

Those who are in the midst of an emergency still need to call 911, he said.

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