If you see something, TEXT something! It’s anonymous!

YaleTip is the Yale Police’s anonymous and safe cell phone texting service, available to all members of the campus and local communities. When community members use YaleTip, they help inform YPD of potential threats, illegal activities, or simply questionable actions that might threaten someone’s sense of personal security – all without revealing the sender’s identity.

Every YaleTip message is received by a third-party vendor, which instantaneously forwards the text to YPD, without releasing contact information. In the case that YPD needs more information or has questions to ask, all correspondences are routed through the vendor, without releasing of contact information.

This is an anonymous communication with the YPD.

When should you use it?

Whether you are certain of what you’ve seen or you simply suspect something, YPD encourages you to use YaleTip. YPD takes all substantial messages seriously for investigation. For example, you may consider using YaleTip if you suspect or have seen:

  • Illegal or criminal activity
  • Aggressive or threatening behavior
  • A situation endangering someone’s personal security
  • Vandalism or defacing of public or University property
  • Suspicious packages
  • Fraud or theft
  • Hit-and-run accidents
  • Public nuisances or indecent behavior
  • Hazing
  • Stalking, harassment, or abuse

This text messaging technology provides an easy and anonymous tool to help keep the campus and New Haven safe.

How does it work?

Tips can be submitted by anyone in the Yale or local community. 

Send a text to 67283 with keyword “yaletip” and add a space. Everything after the space will be delivered as your tip to the Yale Police Department dispatch.


1)      Text message to 67283.

2)      Type “yaletip” and add a space.

3)      After the space, type your message.

4)      Hit “send.”