What is Crime Stoppers?
Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is a 501(c)(3) program designed to fight crime through the joint efforts of law enforcement, the news media, and the public. Crime Stoppers pays cash for information that leads to an arrest, an indictment, or the recovery of stolen property or banned substances. Our program serves Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, and Lee counties.
How does Crime Stoppers work?
You can report information on any type of crime anonymously. Your information is then passed along to the LE agency. You receive a code number. And, if an arrest is made based on the information you provided, you may collect a reward.
How do you guarantee anonymity?
The tipster’s information is received through segregated telephone lines. The phone calls go thru an answering service located in Canada which prevents any person in United States to subpoena or thru statute request our tip information. No caller information is taken, nor is the call recorded in any manner.
What ways can I report?
- Call 1-800-780-8477
- our website at southwestfloridacrimestoppers.com
- type via our new app P3tips.com
Where does the money come from to pay tipsters?
Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers receives no tax dollars. Our funding is the result of contributions from businesses, individuals, and service organizations in addition to the Crime Stoppers Trust Fund. This trust fund is administered by the Office of the Attorney General. The trust fund money is assessed at the time of sentencing by trial judges.