This Web site allows you to give tips online. The process is completely secure and anonymous.
The two-way dialog capability allows tipsters to come back and provide additional information on their tip at any time. It also provides a secure means for the program coordinator to ask questions or provide reward information back to the tipster through the secure and encrypted interface.
To use the online tip option, click the 'Submit Tip' button at the very top of this page.
Calls are accepted on publicized cases, such as the Crime of the Week, or on any other crime in our community the tipster has information about.
The Crime Stoppers program coordinator taking your tip may ask questions to complete a tip information form. That information is then passed to the appropriate law enforcement agency for follow-up.
Please call 241-STOP to submit a phone tip. This line does not have caller ID and conversations are not recorded.
CALL IN TIPS
Include images with your tips using the FREE iPhone and Android app 'P3 Tips'!
The app allows unlimted message length, image attachment, fully anonymous two-way dialog, and virtual chat mode when both parties are online.
To install, search 'P3 Tips' in the Apple App Store or Android Market.
USE THE APP
How Crime Stoppers works
Crime Stoppers programs are a 3-part approach to solving crimes in communities all over the world. The program relies on the cooperation of the public, the police, and the media. Crime Stoppers programs work with law enforcement agencies in their area on solving crimes, which involves identifying crimes, soliciting anonymous tips from the public via media announcements, and upon arrest of a suspect, issuing a reward to the anonymous tipster. Tips are collected over the phone, vis the P3 Tips App, and through our website.
Does Crime Stoppers work?
Yes! Since 1983, Crime Stoppers of Mesa County has received anonymous tips
resulting in thousands of arrests and the recovery of substantial property. Calls
have included helpful information about murders, robberies, rapes, assaults,
drugs, and firearm offenses. We are a valuable partner for area law enforcement
agencies, serving as a valid and effective investigative tool. To the public, it is just
as valuable, as overwhelming use of the program shows it to be a viable alternative
to providing information.
A look at our accomplishments:
19,020: total of anonymous tips received
1,731: number of arrests made
1,600: cases cleared
$270,140: amount of rewards given
$9,060,240 property/drugs recovered
$0: taxpayer dollars taken by the program
The success of the program cannot be judged just by the numbers. Crime Stoppers of Mesa County has also:
Raised community awareness of crime trends and ways to prevent problems from happening
Created a willingness in Mesa County citizens to fight back against crime in the community
Improved relationships between police, media, and the public
Structure and funding for Crime Stoppers of Mesa County
This is a not-for-profit organization. A local, volunteer Board of Directors provides direction as to the financial, educational, and promotional activities of the program. The Board of Directors enhances the program's community involvement and is vital to the program's success.
The volunteer Board of Directors meets monthly to evaluate and decide on the reward amount to be paid to each anonymous tipster whose information led to an arrest. Rewards are anonymously given to tipsters. Tips can be worth up to $1,000.
Crime Stoppers of Mesa County is funded by private donations and fundraising efforts. No tax dollars are involved. Reward money paid out comes from fundraisers as well as donations from concerned citizens and businesses. Click here to learn more about how you can support this valuable community program.
"Working with Crime Stoppers of Mesa County has proven to be an effective way to better partner with our community to make it a safer and better place to live. We truly appreciate the work of Crime Stoppers and those who utilize this service to help us in our fight against crime here in Grand Junction."
- Chief Doug Shoemaker,
Grand Junction Police Department