Paid for by CSTF
If your tip leads to an arrest then you could be eligible for up to a $3,000 reward.
Put simply it is a three part approach to solving the crime problem. Crime Stoppers relies on cooperation between the police, the media, and the general community to provide a flow of information about crime and criminals.
The Phone Call
Calls are received through the local Crime Stoppers tips line call center. This phone is a stand alone instrument which does not provide caller ID, and conversations are not recorded. The Crime Stoppers call taker receiving the information completes the tips information form, makes initial inquiries and then passes the information to the investigating officer. Calls are accepted regarding any crime, fugitive, or information that could lead to the prevention of a crime.
By guaranteeing a caller's anonymity Crime Stoppers allows the caller to give information in a positive atmosphere without the fear of retribution. By offering cash rewards for information leading to indictment or arrests, the program encourages otherwise reluctant callers to provide information.
Call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 850-437-STOP (7867). DO NOT GIVE YOUR NAME. Say you are calling with a tip.
Give the information you have relating to a wanted fugitve or criminal activity in your school or community. You may be asked some questions regarding your tip but you will NOT be asked to reveal your name or any other information relating to your identity.
You then call 850-437-STOP on the 3rd Friday of the next month (in the afternoon) and ask for the status of your tip using the special code provided at the time of your initial call. Your code number is your only link to the status of your tip. It is your responsibility to remember and protect that code number.
Should your tip lead to an arrest, apprehension or prevention of a crime, you will be provided with specific instructions for collecting your reward. Rewards are paid in cash and must be picked up within six months of the award date. REWARDS ARE ONLY APPROVED ONCE A MONTH, the 3rd FRIDAY. PLEASE DO NOT CALL MORE OFTEN, BECAUSE NEW INFORMATION WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE. THE MOST CURRENT INFORMATION WILL BE AVAILABLE THAT 3rd FRIDAY AFTEROON.
REMEMBER - DO NOT REVEAL YOUR NAME, TELEPHONE NUMBER, ADDRESS OR ANY OTHER INFORMATION RELATING TO YOUR IDENTITY. RELAYING ANY IDENTIFYING INFORMATION WILL DISQUALIFY YOU FROM REWARDS!