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About Crime Stoppers of the Florida Keys
Crime Stoppers of the Florida Keys is a community-based program designed to help law enforcement solve crimes by rewarding anonymous tipster who supply criminal information that lead to arrests. Crime Stoppers can only work through the combined efforts of the community, the media and law enforcement. Crime Stoppers is actually a non-profit corporation run by a civilian board of directors. The rewards are paid from donations raised by the board. Tax money is not used. Crime Stoppers is a successful local, state, national and international program.
How it works
Crime Stoppers operates a toll free number that is answered by trained staff members. Anyone who has information about a crime or a criminal can pass it on by using the 24-hour hot line or by using the internet at www.tipsubmit.com. Tipsters may choose to remain anonymous. A code number is given to the tipster. Names are never used. Any tips received on the hot line are passed on to the appropriate law enforcement agency for investigation. If the tip results in an arrest, the independent civilian board of Crime Stoppers can give a reward of up to one thousand dollars. The tipster picks up the reward at a local financial institution by using the code number. The code number protests the anonymity of the tipster, which is essential to success of the program. The tip line is 1-800-346-TIPS (8477).
Crime Stoppers works! There are hundreds of Crime Stopper programs in operation around the world. In Florida there are 25 Crime Stopper programs serving all 67 counties. Locally, Crime Stoppers has been in operation in the Keys since 1992.
How can you help?
Since Crime Stoppers does not use tax money, donations are needed to help fund the reward program. A donation to Crime Stoppers is an investment in a safer community. Crime Stoppers gets criminals off the streets. If you want to actively participate, Crime Stoppers always needs volunteers to serve as board members. For more information about donations, joining the board, or if you have any questions, go to the Crime Stoppers of the Florida Keys web site at http://crimestoppersofthefloridakeys.com.
The Crime Stoppers hot line number is 1-800-346-TIPS
or send an anonymous e-mail tip to: Crime Stoppers of the Florida Keys