Crime Stoppers is a program designed to combine the efforts of the Police, Media, and the community in an effort to combat crime. It offers anonymity and CASH REWARDS to persons who furnish information leading to the arrest and the filing of charges against felony crime offenders, fugitives, and the recovery of stolen property and narcotics.
A “Crime” is selected and dramatized for use in area media Public Service Announcements offering reward money of up to $1,000 for anonymous tips about the featured crime or any other felony crime.
To ensure the caller’s anonymity, the call is given an identification number to be used in collecting his/her reward. No rewards are paid until the information has been verified!!
The Crime Stoppers Board of Directors determines the amount of the reward and arrangements are made so that persons can receive their reward in cash and preserve their anonymity.
The Grant County Crime Stoppers Board of Directors is comprised of concerned citizens of the Grant County area who oversee the operation of this all volunteer program.
How is Crime Stoppers Funded?
Crime Stoppers is a non-profit organization funded by donations which are tax deductible under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue code. There are no tax dollars or federal grants used for the operations of Crime Stoppers.
Concerned citizens, businesses, and civil organizations provide a major source of money used to pay informants and to cover principal operating expenses. Special events are scheduled throughout the year to provide additional needed funding.
Crime Stoppers does not pay for television, radio, or newspaper advertising. All the production expenses and air-time costs are absorbed by the cooperating media. Complete cooperation and involvement by the various media is of the utmost importance, and the success of Crime Stoppers is in a large part, dependent upon this kind of community service rendered by the media.
Call Crime Stoppers if you have information on any felony crime (you can check any individual in Grant county for outstanding warrants) or you would like to make a tax deductible contribution to the Crime Stoppers reward fund.