Crime Stoppers is a community program geared toward public involvement in the fight against crime. It offers cash rewards up to $1,000 and anonymity to citizens who provide information to Crime Stoppers.
Most of the information received by Crime Stoppers is via the telephone. One easy number, (765-649-8310) has been set up for Crime Stoppers. This number is manned by the Anderson Madison County Crime Stoppers staff.
We cover the city of Anderson and Madison County. When a call is received by Crime Stoppers, a fact sheet is filled out. The date, time and brief summary of the caller’s information is included. The call taker then assigns the caller a number. This number is used in subsequent calls to Crime Stoppers and if and when any reward is paid to the caller. All callers may remain anonymous, with no pressure to reveal their identity, and still collect their rewards.
If a caller’s information results in the arrest and indictment of an offender of the apprehension of a wanted person, contact with the caller will be through a call back system and arrangements made so that the person can receive his reward in CASH and preserve his anonymity.
The Crime Stoppers Board of Directors, composed of citizens from all areas of the community, oversees the operation of the program and approves the rewards to be paid. The determination of these rewards is based on information presented by the Police Coordinators. The Board of Directors does not know who called in the information – only the facts of the case and the caller’s Crime Stoppers number.
Crime Stoppers is a non-profit organization and is funded entirely through public donations. Contributions are tax deductible. Citizens with information about any crime are requested to call Crime Stoppers — 765-649-8310. The caller is assured anonymity by using this method.
Does Crime Stoppers Work?
Yes! Crime Stoppers is working – and without spending any tax dollars.