Crimestoppers is a program that involves the public, the media, and the police in the fight against crime. It offers anonymity and cash rewards to persons who furnish information leading to the arrest of suspects. Each week facts about unsolved felony crimes are aired on radio, TV, in various newspapers, and circulated to enforcement agencies throughout the area. Citizens are asked to call Crimestoppers with any information regarding the crimes.
It is completely anonymous!
All calls are kept in complete confidence. Citizens who supply information which leads to an arrest are eligible for a reward valued up to $2,500.00. The Crimestoppers Board determines the amount of the reward. The department also has a Campus Crimestoppers Program designed to provide students a way to anonymously report crimes that may occur on their campus.
Crimestoppers has introduced a new program called Gunstoppers. Citizens can report illegal firearms to Gunstoppers with the possibility for a cash reward. A majority of violent crimes that occur involve an illegal weapons, so we hope to reduce these crimes by getting these weapons off the street. For more information on how the program works and what is considered an illegal weapon, visit Gunstoppers.
Citizens can now report to Crimestoppers via text. Just text 8398 (TEXT) to 274637 (CRIMES) for the text-a-tip method. You will still be eligible for a reward if you use this method. It is completely anonymous as well.