Beverly City Police Department
If you see something suspicious… call. It may seem overly simplistic but it is really that easy. If you see suspicious activity, a suspicious car, a suspicious person or persons, call the police non-emergency line at (609) 267-8300 when you see the activity. We can’t tell you how many people will stop in or call hours or sometimes days after suspicious activity and expect us to do something. Our best chance at stopping crime in its tracks is to receive the call when the activity is occurring.
Suspicious activities include but are not limited to:
- Increased vehicle traffic in neighborhood
- People sitting in vehicles for a long time
- People hanging in car windows
- Vehicles frequenting a certain address
- Vehicles stopping and leaving frequently
- Unfamiliar vehicles in the neighborhood
- Vehicles circling the block
- People looking in windows
- People looking in mailboxes
- People loitering/lurking near vacant properties
- People loitering/lurking around any property
- People checking door handles
- Unfamiliar people in the neighborhood
- People taking photos of properties/buildings
- Unattended backpacks/packages
Things to make note of when reporting suspicious activity, if known:
- Time and date of activity
- Description of activity
- Make and model of vehicle
- Color of vehicle
- License plate
- Direction of travel
- Number of persons involved
- Gender of persons involved
- Color and type of clothing
- Description of persons involved
Just remember… If you see something, SAY SOMETHING.
Beverly Police Contact Information
To report suspicious activity….609-267-8300
If you have a tip about a crime or criminal activity in your area, please call (609) 747-4083. ALL calls are kept confidential.
Have you witnessed a crime or other illegal activity? Email your tips to TIPS@thecityofbeverly.com. All information will remain confidential.
SCAM ALERTS: The Beverly Police Department has been receiving calls about phone-related scams.
– DO NOT provide any personal information to anyone over the telephone.
– DO NOT provide any account numbers.
– DO NOT provide Social Security numbers.
– DO NOT withdraw or send any money.
– DO contact the Police Department if you are a victim of fraud
IRS PHONE SCAM ALERT: If you received a call from the IRS please review the information below.
The IRS generally first contacts people by mail – not by phone – about unpaid taxes and the IRS will not ask for payment using a prepaid debit card, a money order or a wire transfer. The IRS also will not ask for a credit card number or your bank information over the phone.
If you get a call from someone claiming to be with the IRS asking for a payment, or your credit card or bank account information, here’s what to do:
- If you owe Federal taxes, or think you might owe taxes, hang up and call the IRS at 800-829-1040. IRS workers can help you with your payment questions.
- If you do not owe taxes, fill out the “IRS Impersonation scam” form on TIGTA’s website, www.tigta.gov or call TIGTA at 800-366-4484.
- You can also file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission at www.FTC.gov. Add “IRS Telephone Scam” to the comments in your complaint.
TIGTA encourages taxpayers to be alert to phone and e-mail scams that use the IRS name. The IRS will never request personal or financial information by e-mail, text, or any social media. You should forward scam e-mails to email@example.com. Do not open any attachments or click on any links in those e-mails.
Read more about tax scams on the official IRS website at www.irs.gov.
Forms and Instructions:
Occasionally, the Department is contacted regarding Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying of school-age children. We have hard copies of the Anti-bullying Bill of Rights Parent Guide available free of charge at the Beverly Police Department, 446 Broad Street. An electronic copy of the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights is available here.
Fraud and Identity Theft:
Information for Victims of Fraud and Identity Theft (provided by FINRA)
Please go to http://www.finra.org/investors/protect-your-identity for more information.
The following is a link to the Federal Trade Commission Website with excellent tips and information from reporting identity theft and easy to follow steps to help recover from identity theft. Please go to https://www.identitytheft.gov/