The Online WebTip
Tipsters also 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 WebTip process is powered by the world's leading online tip solution provider, Anderson Software.
The very unique integrated two-way dialog capabilties allow the tipster to come back and provide additional information to their tip at any time and 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.
The third way tipsters may submit tips is via the P3 App which tipsters may download for FREE from the App Store or the Android Market. Tips received through P3 also allow for two-way communication and are completely anonymous.
Structure and Funding of Crime Stoppers
Crime Stopper Programs are organized as a not for profit organization (Charity). A civilian community 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 fund raising. NO TAX DOLLARS are involved. The reward money paid out by the program is from the fund raising and donations from concerned citizens and businesses.
A community board of directors, made up of persons from throughout the area, meets on a monthly basis to evaluate arrests and to decide on the size of rewards to be paid, up to $1,000. Rewards are then distributed anonymously to the callers via a secure code they receive to claim their reward. No identification is ever provided when the tipster claims their reward. Interestingly, many callers choose not to collect their rewards. The safety of their community is a more important incentive.