The new WOTIP Program in Wells and Ogunquit helps promote community safety and prevent underage drinking and drug abuse. The WOTIP Program is a completely anonymous police tip line that allows anyone to report underage drinking, illegal drug use, and other concerns that endanger youth. WOTIP uses Crimestoppers TipSoft products so citizens can send anonymous tips to the police via web, text or smart phone.
When To Use WOTIP
Examples of when to use WOTIP include:
Do you know of a party where teens are or will be drinking or using drugs?
Are you aware of parents or other adults that are hosting parties or giving alcohol or drugs to minors?
Do you know of a place or a person where young people are getting access to alcohol or drugs?
Do you know about an incident at school or in town such as bullying, sexting or other threats of violence?
How To Use WOTIP
We offer 3 easy ways to send an anonymous tip to the Wells and Ogunquit Police Departments:
Send a text message to 274637 (CRIMES) and include your keyword, WOTIP, at the beginning of your message.
Download the free TipSubmit Mobile app on your smart phone and choose the Wells and Ogunquit Police or Wells High School for your agency when you submit a tip. This app allows you to send photos and videos.
Dial 911 For Emergencies
These tools are not for emergencies! Always Dial 911 for any life threatening situation. People who misuse WOTIP can be blocked from using it in the future. For any questions or concerns, please contact Wells Police Chief, Jo-ann Putnam at 207-646-9354.
The WOTIP Program is a collaboration of the Wells and Ogunquit Police Departments, the Choose To Be Healthy Coalition at York Hospital and Wells High School.