The On-line WebTip
Tipsters now have the option of giving us tips on-line by clicking the 'Give a Tip' button on any page. 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 on-line tip solution provider, Anderson Software.
The very unique integrated Two-Way Dialog capabilities allow the tipster to come back and provide additional information to their tip at any time, but 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.
Structure and Funding of Crime Stoppers Programs
All Crime Stopper Programs are organized as not for profit organizations (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.
Crime Stoppers programs are funded by private donations and fund raising. Operational funds and the reward money paid out by the program is from the fund raising and donations from concerned citizens and businesses.
The community board of directors, made up of persons from throughout the area, meets on a monthly basis to evaluate arrests and other activities to decide on the size of rewards to be paid, up to $250 in the Student CrimeStoppers program and up to $1,000 in all other matters. Rewards are then distributed in a private manner to the callers. Callers with information that brings results are eligible for rewards, but despite this, many callers choose not to collect their rewards.