Simply put, it's a three part approach to solving the crime problem. Stateline Area 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 on our Crime Stoppers tip phone. This phone is a stand alone instrument which does not provide caller ID, and conversations are not recorded. The law enforcement agency receiving the information completes the tip information form, makes initial inquiries, and then passes the information to the investigating officer.
By guaranteeing a caller's anonymity, Stateline Area 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 arrests, the program encourages otherwise reluctant callers to provide information.
Tips From our Web or our P3 Mobile Application
Stateline Area Crime Stoppers recently added new software to make it easier for citizens to submit tips. You can find links on our website and Facebook page that allows viewers to click and submit tips. Tipsters can include pictures and other information from their their mobile phones. An application called P3 Tips can also be downloaded from an ap store.