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.
This 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 submit a tip online, click here.
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. This line does not have caller ID and calls are not recorded.
Call 241-STOP to call in a tip.
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.
WORTH OF RECOVERED PROPERTY AND DRUGS
YEARS BUILDING A SAFE MESA COUNTY
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 & 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.