Calls are received at the local Crime Stoppers tips line phone. This phone is a stand-alone instrument which does not provide caller ID, and conversations are not recorded. The Crime Stopper Operator or civilian Coordinator receiving the information completes the tip information form, makes initial inquiries and then passes the information to the investigating Agency. Calls are accepted regarding any publicized request for information, such as "Crime of the Week" or such other crime(s) the caller has knowledge of.
By guaranteeing a caller`s anonymity Crime Stoppers allows the caller to give information in a positive atmosphere without the prospect of retribution. By offering cash rewards for information leading to indictment or arrests, the program encourages otherwise reluctant callers to provide information.
Crime Stoppers encourages members of the community to assist local law enforcement agencies in the fight against crime by overcoming the two key elements that inhibit community involvement: fear and apathy.
Crime Stoppers provides a telephone number and Web Tips to encourage citizens in the community to volunteer vital information helpful to law enforcement agencies to fight against crime.
You could get a cash reward of up to $1000.