Here are some of the more common questions asked regarding Hamilton County Crime Stoppers and how the program works.
A: Crime Stoppers is fully funded by the generous donations of businesses and individuals in Hamilton County who want to reach out and help stop crime in Hamilton County.
A: Yes, donations to the Hamilton County Crime Stoppers are tax deductible.
A: Zero. All citizen and law enforcement board members serve in a completely voluntary capacity.
A: If you are watching the commission of a crime or require immediate assistance, you should always call 9-1-1 and give them the information. They can direct you how to follow-up with Crime Stoppers by entering your tip after the initial call is made.
A: Absolutely. Your information is always anonymous. You will be assigned a code number which you or anyone of your choosing can utilize to collect your reward money.
A: No. You may use the Crime Stoppers service as much as you like so long as you are not abusing the system or providing false information.
A: As the Tipster, you always have control. Through email or texting, the only two processes that allow law enforcement to contact you back. Simply type or text STOP by following the directions provided to you and the process is then mechanically stopped. Law enforcement can no longer contact you because the “highway” is electronically closed to law enforcement at that point.