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Harriman police opens anonymous tip line

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By Cindy Simpson

The Harriman Police Department now has a number for callers that want to share a tip anonymously.
The anonymous tip hotline is 590-9010. To make sure your number isn’t given, callers can also dial Star-67 before calling the tip line.
“Sometimes people don’t want to give information if there name is going to be listed. This is a way they can give information anonymously. We won’t even have the number to call  back,” said Harriman Police Chief Randy Heidle.
Heidle said they should not call it for emergencies, and wants residents to still use 911 if they see a crime being committed right then.
Heidle believes it will be a useful tool, especially in his continued effort to reach out to the community through neighborhood watch programs and the Citizens Police Academy.
“Anything we can do to reach the citizens to help us is going to be a positive,” Heidle said.
Heidle said he is also planning to start a Volunteers in Police Service chapter.