Notice to Residents:

Narcotics Task Force

The City's Narcotics Task Force's primary objective is to remove illegal drugs from the City of Laurel and to arrest and prosecute the individuals responsible for their being here. Our investigators act on information received from other agencies such as the United States Drug Enforcement Agency and other law enforcement agencies to initiate and assist in on-going investigations. Our most effective weapon is the information received from you, "Concerned Citizens", who observe and report illegal activities in your areas.

If you have information relating to illicit drug use and distribution, we urge you to report it. You can do this either by directly calling the department's main non-emergency phone 301-498-0092, or by utilizing the TIP LINE listed below. Often a seemingly unimportant or minor piece of information can solve a crime, or save a life, by providing the "missing link." All information remains confidential.

Narcotics Tip Line: 301-498-7645

Email Tips: LPDtips@laurel.md.us


  How does the Tip Line Work?

When a citizen calls 301-498-7645 (anonymous, untraced number), he or she will hear a taped message. Explain the activity in as much detail as you can. You do not have to provide your name, address, or telephone number. All information is kept strictly confidential.

Remember to:

  • Speak clearly. Take your time leaving your message
  • Be as specific as possible in providing the following information
    • Location of building or house, names of nearest intersecting streets
    • Description of persons involved, such as height, sex, age, weight, clothing, hair color, eye color, skin color, and any distinguishing marks, names if known
    • Description of vehicles involved, make, model, color and license plate number

 

What if I want to speak with an officer directly?

You can leave your name and telephone number on the tape, and you will receive a call back as soon as possible. Again, your name will remain strictly confidential at all times.

What if I want to report a drug transaction that is happening right now?

If you witness a drug crime or any other crime that requires an immediate police reponse, DIAL 911 or 301-725-3000 (the direct emergency line to Laurel Police Department). A patrol unit will be dispatched. Using the direct emergency line to the Laurel Police Department can sometimes be faster because the call doesn't have to be screened by a 911 operator.

E-Mail Tip Line

You can also send "Tips" to us by E-Mail, if you prefer, instead of using the telephone (voice) tip line of the Department. Your E-mail tips will be held in the strictest confidence. E-Mail your tips to: LPDtips@laurel.md.us.

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