Crime Stoppers relies on cooperation between the police, the media, and the general community to provide a flow of information about crimes and criminals.
You MUST submit your tip through Crime Stoppers, by one of the ways listed below, if you wish to be eligible for a reward. If you call the Police first because you wanted to get the information to the Police immediately, then after hanging up with the Police, leave a tip here!
We pay rewards if your Crime Stoppers tip leads to a Felony arrest.
By guaranteeing a tipsters 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.
The Phone Call
208-343-COPS (2677) is our tip line. It is monitored 24/7 by a Crime Stoppers Call Center. When you call this number, the caller ID and conversations are not recorded. The call center agent receiving the information completes the tips information form and then passes the information to the investigating officer. You will be given a unique tip number, which will be used for future communication.
The Online Web Tip or P3 App tip.
Tipsters now have the option of giving us tips online. The process is completely secure and anonymous and is a very effective and efficient means of safely communicating with us in today's world. Our Web Tip process is powered by the world's leading online tip solution provider, Anderson Software.
The very unique integrated Two-Way Dialog capabilities allow the tipster to come back and provide additional information to their tip at any time, but also provides a secure means for the coordinator to ask questions or provide reward information back to the tipster through the same secure and encrypted interface.
Leave a Web Tip at 343COPS.COM
Leave a tip on our free App, by downloading the app from Google Play or the Apple Store. The App is called P3 Tips.
Structure and Funding of Crime Stoppers
Crime Stopper Programs are organized as a not for profit organization. An all volunteer, civilian board of directors provides direction as to the financial and promotional activities of the program. The board of directors enhances the community involvement aspect, and its function is vital to the programs success.
The Crime Stoppers program is funded by private donations and city partnerships. The reward money paid out by the program is strictly donations received from concerned citizens and businesses.
The board of directors, meet to evaluate arrests and to determine the size of rewards to be paid, up to $1,000. Rewards are then distributed in a private manner to the callers. Callers are eligible for rewards, but many callers choose not to collect their rewards.
Does Crime Stoppers Work?
The answer is quite simply yes. Since the start of Crime Stoppers, many calls have been received resulting in thousands of arrests and recovery of substantial amounts of property. Calls have included information about murder, robbery, rape, assaults, drug and firearm offenses.
The success of a Crime Stoppers program cannot be purely judged on statistics, however, other benefits have come to notice:
Crime Stoppers is definitely here to stay. It has been accepted by police as a valid and effective investigative tool and the public, through its overwhelming response, appears to have accepted it as a more palatable alternative to traditional methods of giving information.