Easy! Here’s how the process works:
Never Submit an Emergency Tip Here.
Please call 911 if it is an emergency.
A person contacts Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477(T.I.P.S.) or via the web (Submit Secure Web Tip) and relays their information anonymously. Remember, Crime Stoppers does not tape or trace calls or subscribe to any form of call identifier. Tips submitted through this website are securely encrypted, entirely confidential, completely anonymous and are immediately and securely transferred directly to the Crime Stoppers offices which use TipSoft – Tip Management Software.
Do not divulge any personal information that could identify you – our goal is for you to remain anonymous. To assist the investigators, please keep your story clear and concise, including where, when, why, how and what.
During the call the tipster is given a confidential number which is what they will use whenever they call to update the police coordinator’s office. The onus is on the tipster to re-contact Crime Stoppers. Keep your tip number confidential. Do not give it to anyone. You will never have to give your name or testify in court and you may be eligible for a cash reward. Crime Stoppers does not have call display or caller ID.
If the case was solved by the tipster, once an arrest has been made and charges are laid the tipster qualifies for a cash award. The amount of the award ($50-$2000) is determined by our volunteers.
Through the police coordinator’s office, arrangements are made for the tipster to meet a volunteer in a very public place during daylight hours. We give the tipster a description of the person paying him or her.
The tipster provides his or code confidential code number.
An envelope with cash is passed over to the tipster.