HOW IT 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, P3 Tips App, and through our website.
DOES IT 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.
The success of the program cannot be judged just by the numbers. Crime Stoppers of Mesa County has also:
STRUCTURE & FUNDING
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.