Three Ways to Submit a Tip
Crime Stoppers offers three secure and anonymous options for submitting a tip:
Online ( Click here to use WebTip form )
Telephone ( call the Tipline at 936-639-TIPS )
Calls and tips are anonymous and Crime Stoppers may pay a reward if the information you provide leads to an arrest or grand jury indictment of a felony offender.
As long as the published tipline telephone number or website address instructions are used, tips are passed through a software program that removes all sender information. A tipster’s identity is never known to Crime Stoppers or any law enforcement officer/investigator. Anonymity is not Crime Stoppers’ promise, it is the law. In Texas, a person, including a law enforcement officer, may commit a crime if the person intentionally or knowingly divulges the identity of a Crime Stoppers Tipster. Crime Stoppers needs the information you have regarding crimes and criminals, not your name. To further ensure a tipster’s identity is never known, Crime Stoppers pays rewards only for anonymous tips; tipsters who identify themselves are not eligible for payment.
Crime Stoppers reviews the tip information and removes anything that might identify the Tipster, such as; “I live at 123 Any Street and the suspect lives in the green house next door to me”. Crime Stoppers then releases the sanitized tip information to the appropriate law enforcement officer for investigation.
Tips are accepted regarding any crime or wanted person, whether publicized by Crime Stoppers or not, but in-progress crimes and emergencies should be reported to law enforcement (dial 9-1-1 for emergencies) before Crime Stoppers.
Online / WebTips
Tipsters have the option of submitting tips online ( Click here to use WebTip form ). The WebTip process is secure and anonymous, and is an effective and efficient means of safely communicating with Crime Stoppers.
The two-way dialog capabilities of the WebTip system allow a Tipster to provide additional information, check the status of the investigation, or learn if a reward has been authorized, as well as providing the means for Crime Stoppers to ask questions of or provide updates to a Tipster, all through an encrypted interface that protects the Tipster's anonymity.
Telephone / Tipline
An answering service, staffed by multilingual call-takers trained to handle Crime Stoppers Tips, answers all calls to the Crime Stoppers Tipline (936-639-TIPS). The Tipline does not utilize caller ID and conversations are not recorded. The Tipline is operated by Crime Stoppers and is not under law enforcement control.
Tips received through the Tipline reach Crime Stoppers by way of the same software platform utilized for WebTips.
Mobile Tips App
Through Crime Stoppers' P3 Tips App by Anderson Software, Tipsters can use their iOS or Andriod mobile phone to provide crime-solving information, submit photos of suspects and videos of crimes, and have two-way conversations with Crime Stoppers about the crime, their tip, and a reward, ALL WHILE REMAINING ANONYMOUS. The P3 Tips App is a secure, anonymous, and efficient means of safely communicating with Crime Stoppers.
The two-way dialog feature of the P3 Tips App allows a Tipster to provide additional information, check the status of the investigation, or learn if a reward has been authorized, as well as provides the means for Crime Stoppers to ask questions of or provide updates to a Tipster, all through an encrypted interface that protects the Tipster's anonymity.