Put simply it is a three part approach to solving the crime problem. Crime Stoppers relies on cooperation between the police, the media, and the general community to provide a flow of information about crime and criminals.
THE PHONE CALL
Calls are received at the local Crime Stoppers tips line phone. This phone is a stand alone instrument which does not provide caller ID, and conversations are not recorded. The Crime Stoppers Coordinator receiving the information completes the tips information form, makes initial inquiries and then passes the information to the investigating law enforcement officer. Calls are accepted regarding any publicized request for information, such as "Crime of the Week" or such other crime(s) the caller has knowledge of.
By guaranteeing a caller's anonymity, Crime Stoppers allows the caller to give information in a positive atmosphere without the prospect of retribution. By offering cash rewards for information leading to indictment or arrests, the program encourages otherwise reluctant callers to provide information.
THE ONLINE TIP
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.
The very unique integrated Two-Way Dialog capabilties allow the tipster to come back and provide additional information to their tip at any time. The texting feature allows the tipster, the coordinator, and investigators the chance to ask questions while making the tipster feel secure in the process. This feature also allows the tipster to submit a photo or video. This has proven to be a great help to law enforcement.
THE CELL PHONE
Depending on your particular cell phone's options, you are able to text a tip by accessing P3tips.com on your PC or downloading the P3 app to your phone. Again, it's TOTALLY anonymous and we will never know who you are.
-Crime Stoppers Liaison -
If you do not have access to the internet, you can contact us to speak
with a real person who will take your information at 1-800-460-2222.
If you use this method to submit a tip, you will need to contact the coordinator for Brazoria County (979-864-2279) for a followup.
If you DO NOT live in this area, you "NEED TO INFORM" the call taker what area you live in (just the area, not a specific address) so they can contact the closest crime stoppers agency and arrange for the reward payment. The preliminary information will help keep you from having to travel unecessary miles when it's time to get your reward money.