HOW TO GIVE A TIP AND WHAT HAPPENS NEXT
Important: We only pay for Crime Stoppers Tips. If a tip is given to law enforcement before we are contacted, it is not considered a Crime Stoppers' tip, and a cash reward will not be paid. If a tipster makes the decision to talk to law enforcement after giving us a tip, please be advised that your anonymity may not be protected.
Click on "Make A Tip" on this web page, call 361 362-0206 or 877 362-0206, or use Mobile App: P3 Tips to make an Anonymous Report on a Crime or Suspicious activity. There is no record of your call on our phone bills.
You will be given a Code Number to use if you are seeking a CASH REWARD of up to $1000. The call center will give you a local number to call to check the status of your tip. You will need the your code number when you call our local number. Remember, law enforcement needs time to investigate the tip, but as soon as they tell us it was a good tip, we will be ready to pay that cash reward. $100-$300 will be added to a reward for a tip that helps to solve our "Crime of the Week".
We have a way to pay your reward without ever knowing who you are (in fact, your identify is protected by law).
Crime Stoppers relies on cooperation between the police, the media, and the general community to provide a flow of information about crime and criminals. Solving a crime is like putting a jigsaw puzzle together, YOU may hold the key piece. Just call 362-0206 and add your information to our effort. It could lead to a reward of up to $1000.
The Phone Call v
Your call is forwarded to a special Crime Stoppers' Call Center. They take your information and forward it to our Law Enforcement Coordinator via a secure Crime Stoppers software program called P3. He than sends that tip via the P3 software to the correct law enforcement agency necessary to investigate the tip. (The Call Center will give the tipster a code number and local phone number for our Law Enforcement Coordinator.)
If the law enforcement agency lets Crime Stoppers know that it was a good tip that was helpful to solve the case, a reward is approved by the Crime Stoppers board. The caller than needs to call our Law Enforcement Coordinator on the number they were given by the Call Center (and they need to know their code assigned to them) to arrange payment of the Cash Reward.