Social Media

Welcome to the Wareham Police Social Media page. It is the goal of the Wareham Police Department staff to reach out and connect with our community in new ways. We have begun this process by the use of several media outlets. Through the use of multiple social media outlets we have become more involved with the community. The Wareham Police Department recognizes that advancements in technology have changed the way people communicate and receive information. People have the choice of “who, what, when and how” they receive their information. We are dedicated to using “social media  tools” to communicate the way people get their information today. We subscribe to and host “Facebook, Twitter and Nixle” for the transfer of certain information about department matters, road closures, and upcoming events in and out of town.

It is the position of the Wareham Police that the biggest advantage of using social media as a police agency is not just the sharing of information; it is connecting with the community.

Below are some of the ways the public can convey non-emergency information to the Wareham Police Department.

Phone Line:  Wareham Police Departments “Anonymous tip” phone line 508-291-2300.

Text-A-Tip:  TipSoft SMS is a Text-a-Tip application which allows tipsters to anonymously submit information to our participating law enforcement agencies, schools, universities and corporations. Many of these agencies are utilizing this application through their Crime Stoppers Program which is an excellent deployment choice, although not required. This secure application allows the tipster and the investigator to have two-way dialog while keeping the tipster’s identity completely anonymous.

How to use:  Just text 274637(CRIMES) on your cell phone, in the text field start with “warehampd” then your message.  An officer of this department will reply to your message. A tip can also be submitted by clicking on the link on the main page.  www.Tipsubmit.com

Nixle:  Nixle provides communities throughout the country with news and information that is both proximate and personally relevant. Wareham residents and other users can sign up to receive text messages about

How to: Sign up to receive text messages on your cellular phone at:  www.nixle.com

Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com  Create or sign-on with your username enter you password and then search for “Wareham Police Department”.

Twitter:  http://twitter.com/warehampolice  This link will bring you to the current messages posted by WPD. (You may need to create an account to see full content.)

Online Web Tips:  Send-A-Web-Tip allows the user to send a tip non-emergency tip to the Wareham Police Department from their computer connected to the internet.

How to: To send a tip to the Wareham Police Department through your computer, click  the following link. https://www.tipsubmit.com/WebTips.aspx?AgencyID=884&HR=http://www.tipsoft.com/index.asp?p=webtips

MyPD:  This app allows the Wareham Police Department to share information with the public. (i.e. Alerts, Missing persons, road closures. , Etc.) Also, users can submit messages like traffic complaints or other comments directly to the PD.  (Must have an iPhone or Android phone. The MyPD is a free download for users of iPhone and Android phones. http://wiredblue.co/mypd-app-my-police-department

How to: For iPhone and Android smartphone users:  Download the app from the Apple app store or from the Android Market store.

For more information on the Wareham Police Department Social Media program contact:

Communications Officer Edward Johnson.  edward_johnson@warehampolice.com