Here are some of the more common questions asked regarding Hamilton County Crime Stoppers and how the program works.

Q: Is Crime Stoppers a government agency or supported by tax dollars?

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.

Q: Are donations to the Hamilton County Crime Stoppers tax deductible?

A: Yes, donations to the Hamilton County Crime Stoppers are tax deductible.

Q: How much of the donated funds goes towards Board member salaries/payments?

A: Zero. All citizen and law enforcement board members serve in a completely voluntary capacity.

Q: Can I call, text or email Crime Stoppers during an emergency?

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.

Q: Do I truly remain anonymous by telephone, texting or e-mailing?

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.

Q: Are there limits on how many different cases I can offer tips about?

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.

Q: If officers contact me back about my tip, how do I stop them when I become uncomfortable?

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.