In June, the city of Boston set up an anonymous text-a-tip line for its police department, allowing people to send text messages reporting suspicious behavior and crimes-in-progress.
Now the neighboring city of Cambridge is developing a similar system for its own police department but will add an outgoing alert option that allows the city’s residents to subscribe to alerts issued by the police department. There will also be separate network to alert business owners of any mischief. The entire system has been approved and should be functional by early next year.
Cops to roll out text-a-tip program soon [Cambridge Chronicle]