The Online WebTip
Tipsters now have the option of giving us tips online. The process is completely secure and anonymous and is a very effective and efficient means of safely communicating with us in today's world. Our WebTip process is powered by the world's leading online tip solution provider, Anderson Software
The very unique integrated Two-Way Dialog capabilities allow the tipster to come back and provide additional information to their tip at any time, but also provides a secure means for the coordinator to ask questions or provide reward information back to the tipster through the same secure and encrypted interface.
The Mobile App
The newest addition to the Crime Stoppers toolbox is the mobile app, for smartphones or tablets. The app is available for Android and iOS platforms and can be downloaded from our website, or from the Apple or Google Play stores under "P3 Tips". Once you download the app, you'll have to set it up the first time you use it, then you are ready to send in tip information directly from your phone! Remember - You can upload photos and video directly into your tip when you submit it, so if you have pictures or video of a suspect, vehicle or anything else make sure to attach it to your tip.
Structure and Funding of Crime Stoppers
Crime Stopper Programs are organized as a not for profit organization (Charity). A civilian community board of directors provides direction as to the financial and promotional activities of the program. The board of directors enhances the community involvement aspect, and its function is vital to the programs success.
The Crime Stoppers program is funded by private donations, fund raising and a Crime Stoppers Grant Fund administered through the Flroida Attorney General's Office. NO TAX DOLLARS are involved (The Crime Stoppers grant is funded by money collected through the criminal justice system specifically for that purpose). The operational costs associated with keeping the program running comes from the fund raising and donations from concerned citizens and businesses.
A community board of directors, made up of persons from throughout the area, meets on a monthly basis to evaluate arrests and to decide on the amounts of rewards to be paid, up to $5,000. Rewards are then distributed in an anonymous manner to the callers. Callers are eligible for rewards up to $5,000, but, despite this, many callers choose not to collect their rewards.