Citizen Virtual Patrol
The “Citizen Virtual Patrol” is a digital policing program that allows community members to virtually patrol their neighborhoods and to assist police in deterring criminal activity. Residents with a computer, tablet or phone and Wi-Fi can tap into the city’s live-streaming network of cameras and are encouraged to call 911 if they see suspicious activity so officers can be dispatched to the camera’s location.
If suspected criminal activity is observed, citizens may call 973-733-6000 for non-emergencies and 911 for emergencies. Newark citizens can also continue utilizing the Department’s 24-hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-NWK-TIPS (1-877-695-8477) to report suspicious or criminal activity. All anonymous Crime Stopper tips are kept confidential and could result in a reward. Anonymous tips may also be made online.