You can call Crime Stoppers about any type of crime. For instance, maybe you saw someone committing a crime, or you overheard some bragging about a crime they committed, or you know someone who is hiding from the police because they have a warrant on them or they are a deadbeat parent, these are just of the few reasons to call Crime Stoppers. The information you have may be the clue the police need to solve a crime or locate a fugitive.
So, the first step is to make the call to Crime Stoppers of Greenville County at 23-CRIME (232-7463). The call is not recorded or traced, does not use caller-id and you do not have to give your name. You can call 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Or you can use the anonymous tips link on this web site.
The operator taking your call will need as much information as possible about the crime, or person you are calling about. Be prepared to provide as much information as you can about the suspect’s name and description, where the crime happened, where the suspect is, and so forth.
The Crime Stoppers operator will give you a unique code number to identify your tip, write this number down, this number is the only way to get paid if your tip is successful. If using the anonymous web tips on this web site, you will receive a unique tip number when you submit your tip; again keep this number, this is how you get paid.
How do you get paid? Check back with the Crime Stoppers tip-line after a few weeks to see if your tip was successful; just give the Crime Stoppers operator your code number and ask if the number has been approved for a reward. If it has been approved, the operator will give you instructions on how to collect any rewards that have been approved.
Important things to remember about collecting a reward:
Crime Stoppers pays rewards of up to $2,000
Crime Stoppers pays for information that leads to an arrest, the recovery of stolen property, or the seizure of illegal drugs. Crime Stoppers does not wait for a case to go to court before considering a reward.
You do not have to give your name and you will not have to talk to a police officer in order to be eligible for a reward
To be eligible for a reward from Crime Stoppers, tips must come through the Crime Stoppers tip line or the Crime Stoppers anonymous email