HOW CRIME STOPPERS KEEPS YOU ANONYMOUS
Calls are received at the local Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound tips line phone 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), Tuesdays & Thursdays from 10am-noon. This line does not provide caller ID nor are calls recorded. This is the same for all other times when the calls are handled by an outside CALL CENTER that keeps you completely anonymous. You are assigned a TIP ID# and password and your tip information is then forwarded to the investigating officer. ALL tips, no matter how they are sent, are received into the P3tips program. You may follow up on your tip by going to SUBMIT A TIP! and logging in with your TIP ID# and PASSWORD. By clicking on the DIALOG tab, you can ask us any questions, update your tip and set up a reward.
If your information leads to an ARREST with CHARGES, you will receive a CASH REWARD. After an arrest with charges is made, the case detective notifies Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound of the responsible TIP.
HOW CRIME STOPPERS PAYS YOU A CASH REWARD
NOTE: Rewards are 'UP TO' $1,000 AND an automatic $1K for HOMICIDE & BANK ROBBERY
(All other rewards are calculated based on severity of Crime and number of charges.)
Because we are a non-profit, we answer to a board of directors that meets once each month. At the meeting, the rewards are approved and checks signed. These checks are associated with your TIP ID# and your chosen PIN#. (You must not lose these numbers!) These checks are then POSTAL mailed to a contact at corporate Bank of America who then files reports and distributes them to the different branches by POSTAL mail as well. Once the checks are received by our contact, we are notified. Then, when the funds are received by the bank branch you have chosen, we are notified again and that's when we let you know that you can go to the bank to pick up your cash reward. When you go to your branch, you will ask for the branch manager (if the manager is not in - ask for the assistant manager). You do not show ID nor give your name. You simply state you are there to pick up your Crime Stoppers reward and you give them your TIP ID # and PIN #. You will then be handed your CASH reward.
Please keep both your TIP ID# and your chosen PIN# in a safe place; do not lose and do not share them with anyone. NOTE: If you share your numbers with anyone, you risk losing your reward.
After an arrest with charges is made due to a Crime Stoppers tip, that tipster has 90 days to contact CSOPS by phone or the P3 tips APP to set up a reward: 1(800)222-TIPS (8477) or www.p3tips.com
After the reward is established with the tipster, the funds must be claimed in 30 days at the BOA branch. Unclaimed funds will be returned to CSOPS.
If you call 911 or local police with an immediate location or urgent concern due to a Crime Stoppers and Washington's Most Wanted case, you have 24 hours to submit your Crime Stoppers tip. Please include in your tip information the name of the responding officer that you contacted.
The following individuals are NOT eligible for rewards:
1. A commissioned law enforcement officer or other employees of law enforcement agencies and members of their immediate family.
2. Perpetrator or co-perpetrator of the crime if known.
3. Victim of the crime and members of their immediate family.
4. The fugitive.
5. Security personnel, Bail Bonds Agents and their associates.
6. If you call 911 first for urgent or immediate situations or work with a detective, YOU MUST place a tip with Crime Stoppers within 24 hours or you will not be eligible to receive a reward.
7. If you post your tip on ANY social media page, you will NOT receive a reward. If you contact MEDIA or WMW - this is NOT considered a CRIME STOPPERS TIP and you will not be guaranteed anonymity nor will you receive a reward.
NOTE: Crime Stoppers accepts tips and information about crimes in order to solve or prevent such crimes. Users who communicate their own criminal threats by making them through Crime Stoppers are not considered to be Crime Stoppers tipsters; are not eligible for rewards; are not immune from prosecution; and are exempted from the promise of anonymity.
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