Borough police initiate anonymous line for tips

By: Jennifer Potash
   Princeton Borough residents seeking to make anonymous reports about criminal activity in their neighborhood have a new resource — a TIPS line.
   The Princeton Borough Police Department established the phone line after participants in a community meeting asked for a phone number to make anonymous reports of neighborhood drug activity, police said.
   The new phone line feeds directly to an answering machine and will not be answered by a police officer, police said.
   If calling with an emergency, the caller should dial 911, as the TIPS line will not be checked every day, police said.
   Anyone leaving a tip may do so anonymously or leave a name and a telephone number.
   The phone line may be used to report any kind of criminal activity, quality-of-life violations or habitual parking meter feeding violators.
   The TIPS phone number is (609) 497-4895.