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York Police Alert Network

The Alert Network allows the York City Police Department to instantly update you about crimes, emergencies, and other important information.

All Alerts are delivered via e-mail and are also available via text message on your cell phone.

Sign Up For Alerts

Help create a stronger community by signing up to receive alerts. It's easy!

  1. Go to: www.citizenobserver.com/registration.jsp

  2. Fill out the form and you're done... then spread the word and invite your neighbors to join.

  3. Please note that CitizenObserver is a secure website and protects your privacy.  For more details, please review the CitizenObserver privacy policy.

Possibly the biggest benefit of the network is the way it makes possible two-way communication between law enforcement and the public. As the public learns about fugitives, missing persons, and unsolved cases, you can provide anonymous tips via text message or the web directly to the York City Police Department. There is no need to sign up for alerts to text a tip.

Text an Anonymous Tip

Here's how to send your anonymous tip via text message.

  1.  Text "YORKTIPS" and your message to 847411 (tip411).
  2.  York City Police Department may reply to you message asking for additional information.
  3. Text "STOP" to end the dialogue.