Cops create tip line to help ease traffic woes

September 07, 2018
Long lines of traffic on Mandela Highway.

Commissioner of Police Major General Antony Anderson has announced the creation of a traffic tip line that commuters can use to request the assistance of the police in a particular area.

The number is 876-591-5671.

Anderson said, “This is part of embracing modern technology to create a more responsive police service that is aware of the needs of the public it serves.”

Anderson said members of the public can use the tip line to send messages, pictures and videos via WhatsApp to give updates about the traffic situation as they go about their daily commute.

Commuters will also be able to call the telephone number and give information.

Additionally, Senior Superintendent Calvin Allen, head of the Public Safety and Traffic Enforcement Branch (PSTEB) explained, “The information is then collated at PSTEB headquarters, where it is used to guide deployment decisions.”

Allen urged the public to only utilise the tip line for its intended use.