New Bern Police looking into a program to speed up law enforcement efforts

New Bern

NEW BERN, N.C. (WNCT) – The New Bern Police Department might have a new way to receive anonymous tips in the near future.

They applied for the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Grant Program to receive $12,000 to subscribe to the “tip 411” program. This program allows law enforcement to receive anonymous tips through text messages or through the Tip 411 website.

Capt. Daren Fuller with the police department said this is a step in the right direction to continue to build trust between law enforcement and citizens.

“It also allows two-way communications for the tips. So if the detective has a question or reference to the tip, they can pose that question back to the anonymous source. And the source still remains anonymous,” Fuller said.

They are currently accepting questions or comments about the grant through Dec. 20. You can email or call Fuller at (252) 672-4275. You can also visit the police station between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. It’s located at 601 George St.

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