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.
Simply click on WebTips at the top of any page on this web site, the "Submit a Web Tip" button or the "Give a tip" image to the left. A form will appear and you just fill in the blanks and follow the instructions.
For Emergencies or Crimes in Progress: DIAL 911!
Crime Stoppers is not for emergencies or crimes in progress. DIAL 911 for emergencies/crimes in progress. If you are the victim of a crime, you must report the crime to your local law enforcement agency.
Crime Stoppers uses state of the art encryption technology to ensure Crime Stoppers tips stay anonymous. Phone numbers, IP addresses, etc. are not traceable. For tips to stay anonymous, tipsters must not divulge any personal identifying information within the content of their tips.
All Crime Stoppers tips (except for phone tips) feature Two-Way Dialogue capability. This enables tipsters to return at their convenience, securely upload images, add additional information to their original tip, and communicate back and forth with the Crime Stoppers Coordinator. It 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. Tipsters should follow-up periodically to answer any new questions that may have been posted.
Receiving Rewards Anonymously
If you are eligible for a reward, you will be advised of the procedure for picking up your cash reward using the tip ID number you were given. In no case will identification be required. In this way Crime Stoppers continues to protect your anonymity. Tipsters who call in information that is valuable and accurate in leading to the arrest and/or charges filed in relation to a crime are eligible for a reward of UP TO $1,000.
Johnson County Crime Stoppers will not pay rewards for information provided through any source other than tips submitted directly to its program via the anonymous tip-lines, website, text tipping program, or the Tip-submit mobile app. Tips received after an arrest has already been made by law enforcement are not eligible for a reward from Crime Stoppers.
***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.***
Structure and Funding of Crime Stoppers
Johnson County Crime Stoppers is organized as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Although the organization works in close partnership with law enforcement agencies, it is not actually a law enforcement agency.
A civilian Board of Directors, made up of individuals from throughout the county, meets on a monthly basis with law enforcement to approve the amount of rewards to be paid. Rewards are anonymously distributed to tipsters. Tipsters are eligible for rewards up to $1,000 but may choose not to collect the reward. The volunteer Board provides direction as to the financial and promotional activities of the program. It also works to increase community awareness and is vital to the program's success.
Our Crime Stoppers program is funded by private donations and fundraising. NO TAX DOLLARS are involved. We DO NOT receive government funding. The reward money paid out by the program comes from donations by concerned citizens and businesses, fundraising and a small part from probation fees. This is truly a community-based program.