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Callers need to dial 317-262-TIPS to report their anonymous tip. If the coordinator is in his/her office when the call comes in, the call will then be answered personally. If the coordinator is not in, then the caller will receive a recorded message of instructions on what to do, and how to leave their tip.
Callers should call back within a short period of time to check up on their tip. If a tip leads to an arrest or the solving of a criminal case, then the tipster will be given instructions on how to go about getting their cash reward. Tipsters may receive up to $1,000 in reward money.
Each tip is evaluated and then assigned a number based upon a point system. The point system dictates how much a caller will receive in reward money. Tipsters are guaranteed a minimum payment of $100.
Remember, in order to get credit for a tip, the call must come through the Crime Stoppers tip line. You may find out more at http://crimetips.org/sitemenu.aspx?ID=655&.
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Crime Stoppers will never reveal the identity of persons placing calls through the tip line. Unless one divulges their identity, the coordinator or members of the board of directors will only know them as the four digit numbers that Crime Stoppers is provided. You can find out more at http://crimetips.org/sitemenu.aspx?ID=655&.
Crime Stoppers has established its own separate telephone line that is maintained away from the police department. Calls that come into the Crime Stoppers line can be accessed by the coordinator but not traced.
Each caller is encouraged to provide a four digit number of their choice that will identify them with specific calls. We recommend that callers use the first four digits of their social security number since it is easier for callers to remember. These numbers reveal very little if any about one’s personal identity.
Callers may choose to identify themselves, but it is not necessary. You may find out more at http://crimetips.org/sitemenu.aspx?ID=655&.