How it works

Put simply, it is a three-part approach to solving the crime problem.  Crime Stoppers of Southwest Idaho (CSSI) relies on cooperation between the police, the media, and the general community to provide a flow of information about crime and criminals.


Phone Calls

Calls are received at the 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 civilian Coordinator receiving the information completes the tips information form, makes initial inquiries and then passes the information to the appropriate law enforcement agency.  Calls are accepted regarding any publicized request for information, such as "Crime of the Week" or other crime(s) of which the caller has knowledge.

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 arrest, the program encourages otherwise reluctant callers to provide information.


Web Tips

On-line tips are completely secure and anonymous, and are a very effective and efficient means of safely communicating with us in today's world. Our WebTip process is powered by the world's leading online solution provider, Anderson Software.

The very unique integrated two-way dialog capabilities allow the tipster to not only return to the site to provide additional information to their tip at any time, but also provides a secure means for the Coordinator to ask questions or provide reward information back to the tipster through the same secure and encrypted interface.

You can download the FREE App by typing "P3 tips" into the Google Play Store or on iTunes. Try this FREE app and use your smart phone or tablet to send tips, upload photos and videos, and communicate directly with the Coordinator. You will still remain anonymous and as always we offer up to a $1000.00 reward for the arrests of felony criminal suspects.


Structure and Funding of Crime Stoppers

Crime Stoppers of Southwest Idaho (CSSI) is organized as a not-for-profit organization, also known as a charity. A civilian community Board of Directors provides direction as to the financial and promotional activities of the program. The Board of Directors enhances the community involvement aspect, and its function is vital to the program's success.

Crime Stopper's program is funded by private donations and fund-raising. NO TAX DOLLARS are involved.  The reward money paid out by the program is from fundraising and donations from concerned citizens and businesses.

The Board of Directors meets on a monthly basis to evaluate arrests and to determine reward amounts, up to $1,000. Rewards are then distributed in a private manner to the callers.  Callers are eligible for rewards up to $1,000, but despite this, many callers choose not to collect their rewards.