University Police at Fresno State have implemented a new crime-reporting system in which students, faculty and staff can anonymously text in regarding crimes or concerns on campus.

Lt. Lupe Shrum of Fresno State’s University Police Department said TipNow is a new way of using technology to get students and others on campus more involved with campus police in order to prevent crimes. University Police hope the campus community will use TipNow not only to report crimes, but to assist UPD in preventing crimes.

When a student sends in a tip, University Police personnel receive an alert on their computers.

“We get an immediate response and from there we decide what action is needed,” Shrum said.

The TipNow contacts are 559.664.3264 or

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