Nearly everyone has heard of Crime Stoppers, but most people don’t know a great deal about the program – what it is and how it works. Here are some of the most common questions and answers.
Stephens County TX Crime Stoppers is a community organization that solicits anonymous tips about crimes and criminals, and then pays rewards when tips lead police to make an arrest.
Crime Stoppers originated in Albuquerque, NM in 1976 after a senseless, brutal murder. It has grown to include more than 1200 programs in some 24 countries. Over 1.25 million cases have been solved worldwide!
No, we are a private, non-profit organization that receives no tax dollars for its work. Crime Stoppers aids law enforcement but is not part of law enforcement.
Crime Stoppers is largely dependent on financial support from individuals and businesses within our community. We are a 501(c)(3) organization.
Rewards range from $25 to $1000. They are paid in cash and kept small to insure that callers can remain anonymous. Every reward is approved by the Board of Directors – community members who oversee the program and work to raise funds.
Donations are always needed! Checks can be mailed or brought to Stephens County TX Crime Stoppers, 100 E. Elm St., Breckenridge, TX 76424. Or you can simply click the DONATE button on this website to make a secure credit card donation.
We accept tips by phone at 877-500-TIPS (8477), via our smartphone app, or through our website. All tips are passed through a software program that masks all sender information. Although veteran detectives receive the tips, the sender’s identity is unknown. We want your information, not your name!