How does Crime Stoppers work?

The Crime Stoppers tip line is manned by trained personnel who receive, process, and pass on tip information to investigating officers. Callers are given a code number which is used in all subsequent calls and callers do not have to identify themselves.

A reward of up to $1,000 is offered to anyone providing information which leads to an arrest for a crime. Rewards may also be made for information leading to the recovery of stolen property, the seizure of illegal drugs or an arrest on an outstanding warrant.

The media is a very important component of Crime Stoppers. An unsolved crime may be re-enacted and shown on television or may be publicized in a newspaper or aired on the radio. The media also brings the program to the attention of the public.

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1. How to be a tipster?
2. How can I give a tip?
3. What Is Crime Stoppers?
4. How does Crime Stoppers work?
5. Who administers the Crime Stoppers Program?
6. How is the Crime Stoppers Program funded?
7. How did Crime Stoppers begin?