Anne Arundel launches tip line as part of police department review

Anne Arundel County has launched a tip line designed to let people report possible unethical or inappropriate behavior by Anne Arundel County police.

The tip line, 410-222-2400, feeds to a task force examining the agency, and is a voice mailbox where people — residents as well as county employees — can leave information. Tips can be made anonymously, though people are encouraged to leave contact information, according to a statement from County Executive Laura Neuman.

Neuman, who called for an investigation into the department, said the hotline is aimed at providing confidentiality for people who want to provide information they think can help the task force. The group, comprised of law enforcement officers from Montgomery County and Washington, is being led by Frederick H. Bealefeld III, former police commissioner for Baltimore City.

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