The Bluffton Police Department recently announced the implementation of a Hispanic Hotline. Those speaking Spanish are now able to leave an anonymous message for officers to help fight crime. According to data from the United States Census Bureau, Bluffton currently has a Hispanic/Latino population of approximately 18.8 percent, which means there have been more than 2,700 people in Bluffton who may have wanted to help police in the past, but haven’t had a way to do so. Now they do.
When the anonymous Hispanic Hotline is dialed, the caller is automatically forwarded to a voicemail recording. Once the tip is left, a Spanish-speaking officer is notified by email of the message. The officer will listen to the voicemail, translate the information and forward it to the appropriate division. The number is 843-706-7806.