October 2, 2011
A spokesman for the Hagerstown Police Department said he hopes now that it's possible to text crime tips to the department that people - especially students - feel more at ease about providing information. The tips, which are anonymous, are sent to police by dialing 847411, said Capt. Mark Holtzman. Each message is started by typing “report,” Holtzman said. The sender then types in a tip and it goes to the Washington County Emergency Communications Center, Holtzman said.