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How it Works

 

Submit Anonymous Tips & Earn Rewards up to $1,000

 

“Tips by Telephone” - 972.436.TIPS (8477)

Our tip hotline call center is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Call anytime with your anonymous tip information.

 

 

“Text Message a Tip”

Text your tip to CRIMES (274637)

Simply type CCSTIP, a space, then your tip information.

 

 

“Tips Online”

On our home page bottom left, click on the link “Give A Tip”

 

 

Privacy Notice:

No cell phone information is collected by Crime Stoppers.  Your text-a-tip and web-tips are completely anonymous to the Crime Stoppers Program and are only identifiable via a secret four or six digit tip code that will be provided to you.

 

The Phone Call:

Calls are received at a Call Center using a local number:  972-436-TIPS (8477). All phone lines are encrypted and no phone calls are ever recorded.  Tips are then sent on to the local Coppell Police Department for further evaluation. 

By guaranteeing a caller's anonymity, Coppell Crime Stoppers allows the caller to provide information without fear of retaliation.  By offering cash rewards for information leading to an arrest or criminal filing, the program encourages otherwise reluctant callers to provide information.

The Online WebTip:

Tipsters now have the option of giving us tips online. 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 online tip solution provider, Anderson Software.  

The very unique integrated Two-Way Dialog capabilties 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 Stoppers Programs are organized as a not for profit organization (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 program's 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. Reward tips are paid out based on the severity of the crimes.  Callers are eligible for rewards up to $1,000, but, despite this, many callers choose not to collect their rewards.

Does Crime Stoppers Work?

The answer is quite simply yes. Since the start of Crime Stoppers, calls have been received resulting in thousands of arrests and recovery of substantial amounts of property.

The success of a Crime Stoppers program cannot be purely judged on statistics, however, other benefits have come to be noticed:

  • A greater awareness in the community that there is a crime problem.
  • A willingness by the community to fight back against crime if given the opportunity and motivation.
  • Improved relationships between police, community, media and even the schools.

Crime Stoppers is definitely here to stay. It has been accepted by police as a valid and effective investigative tool and the public, through its overwhelming response, appears to have accepted it as a more palatable alternative to traditional methods of giving information.


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