In Camden City, anonymous tips help break major cases, alert police to issues that require their attention, and bring violent criminals to justice.
“The fruits of that have made the city safer, and have made the community safer, and have improved the trust and the dialogue between the police and the community,” said Lt. Zsakhiem James, Community Commander for the Camden County Police Department.
“We have Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Nextdoor, and now STOPit,” James said.
“We’ll go with anything and everything that enables us to communicate [with residents].”
The STOPit app is free to download (use the access code CAMDENNJ), and is available for both Apple and Android devices. Anyone can use it to report non-emergency concerns directly to the department. There’s an in-app chat for officers to have conversations with the user, and a file attachment function for sending photos or videos.