The Online WebTip
Tips can be submitted through a secure web connection manned by a professional program coordinator. This process is completely anonymous and is an effective and efficient mean to safely communicate with us. Our WebTip process is powered by the world's leading online 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
Crime Stopper Programs are organized as a not for profit organization. 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 in a private manner to the callers. Callers are eligible for rewards up to $1,000, but, despite this, many callers choose not to collect their rewards.
How Do You Get Paid?
It is YOUR responsibility to contact us to check the status of your code number. (WE DO NOT KNOW YOUR NAME OR PHONE NUMBER). If you are eligible for a reward, we will let you know when and where to pick up your money. Again, we use a code number to pay you in CASH $$. Rewards are distributed in a private manner to the callers. We use one bank in San Angelo and we both follow guidelines to ensure your anonymity.
Rewards are only paid out when your tip information helps to solve a crime leading to an arrest.