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?
NO Caller ID. NO Recorded Lines. NO Tracking.
Anyone with information about criminal activity, wanted fugitives, or any crime is asked to contact SWFL Crime Stoppers. Crime Stoppers lets you call in a tip without giving your name.
The people of our community have the power to SPEAK UP and STOP CRIME, 100% ANONYMOUS, by phone and online. SWFL Crime Stoppers encourages community involvement in solving crimes which will provide a safer place to live, work, and play.
If the information you provide is helpful and leads to an arrest, the recovery of weapons, narcotics, stolen property or the capture of a wanted fugitive, you could be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $3000.
How Submitting a Tip Works:
When you provide a tip, you will be given a Tip ID # and password. This Tip ID # and password is the ONLY WAY a tip can be tracked and a reward can be issued, if your tip led to an arrest. REMEMBER KEEP YOUR TIP ID # – this ID # is what identifies you.
You can check the status of your tip 24/7 by downloading the P3Tips mobile app. You can also contact SWFL Crime Stoppers every Wednesday from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM if you don’t have access to the internet.
Whether you provide a tip by phone, online, or through the P3Tips mobile app, all tips are completely secure and anonymous throughout the entire process from submitting a tip to receiving a cash 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.
Ways to Submit a Tip
- By Phone: Call 1-800-780-TIPS (8477)
- Online: www.southwestfloridacrimestoppers.com
- Download the P3Tips mobile app
Where does the money come from to pay cash reward to the tipster?
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.