Anonymity Guaranteed / Disclaimer:

Legal Disclaimer:



By providing information that Crime Stoppers will share with law enforcement agencies, you are providing an important and valuable public service. We understand that disclosure of your identity might put you at risk. We do everything we can to protect your anonymity. However, that anonymity may be open to challenge in the following situations:

  • A call to Crime Stoppers made with the intention of “furthering criminal activity or interfering with the administration of justice”. A party who is guilty of a crime cannot use Crime Stoppers to try to divert the blame onto someone else. Crime Stoppers cannot be used to try to “frame” an innocent person.
  • There is evidence that disclosure of some or all of a tip is necessary to establish someone’s innocence.
  • A tipster having received the benefit of full legal advice may, for his or her own reasons, elect to waive the privilege.

Do not send any sexually explicit images or videos because they will be forwarded directly to law enforcement and the sender’s anonymity cannot be assured. These will not be treated as a Crime Stoppers tip and will not be eligible for a reward.”


“OK, if this is really anonymous,” you say, “how does a tipster get paid without revealing his or her identity?”

Easy! Here’s how the process works:

  • A person contacts Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477(T.I.P.S.) or via the web (Submit Web Tip) and relays their information anonymously. Remember, Crime Stoppers does not tape or trace calls or subscribe to any form of call identifier.
  • 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.
  • 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 her confidential code number.
  • An envelope with cash is passed over to the tipster.