How to Submit a Tip


To be eligible for a cash reward, you must report your tip directly to the Multi-County Crime Stoppers by calling 800-392-7867, submitting it via the P3 smartphone app, or online.

If you call your local law enforcement with a tip you will not be eligible to receive a cash reward from Multi-County Crime Stoppers.


  • Tipster contacts Multi-County Crime Stoppers
  • Tipster does not give their name, address, phone number or any other identifying information
  • All tips are anonymous (no Caller ID, calls not recorded, Computer IP’s not saved, locations not tracked)
  • Tipster is given a Tip ID code. Save the tip code! There is no way for us to look up the number
  • Tip ID code is required to track the tip status
  • Law enforcement agency receives the information provided by the Tipster and investigates
  • If the tip leads to a felony arrest or the recovery of stolen property or narcotics, the Tipster may be eligible for up to a $1,000 cash reward

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No IP or Location data is ever tracked

Tip Hotline

No Caller ID & Not Recorded

P3 Tips Mobile App

Never any names or personal information required

Download Our Mobile App “P3 Tips” to submit anonymously from your mobile device

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How is anonymity maintained?

Many people including law enforcement officers and citizens alike wonder:

How does Crime Stoppers work?

Can I really get a reward without anyone knowing who I am?

The best way to answer these questions is to lay out our operating procedure for you. Multi-County County Crime Stoppers has two telephone lines set-up for incoming calls. A local administrative/office line and an 800 tip line. There is no caller ID nor line recorder set on these lines. No other law enforcement office nor officer has access to answering these lines. The Crime Stoppers office and files are kept secured and cannot be accessed by anyone other than the Crime Stoppers Coordinator or Assistant. The public has access to the Crime Stoppers Coordinator by telephone or by walk-in. These precautions are necessary to protect the anonymity of the Crime Stoppers caller and the confidentiality of the information as set-up in the Texas Government Code, Code of Criminal Procedure and Texas Penal Code.

The Crime Stoppers tip line, 1-800-392-7867, is answered 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  Collect calls from inside a jail and outside are accepted. We have specially trained call takers to answer the tip line. When the call takers receive a tip, they document the information and notify the Multi-County Crime Stoppers coordinator. The coordinator verifies the tip information and takes whatever action is necessary, such as informing investigators,  notifying local law enforcement agencies, etc.

  • Ascertain the nature of the call
  • Gain caller’s trust by reassuring caller they will remain anonymous through the process
  • Reaffirm anonymity by providing a Crime Stoppers Code Number to use for identification of tip and caller confirmation
  • Advise the tipster they should not use their name but retain and use only the assigned code number when contacting Crime Stoppers with additional information or to claim their reward
  • Obtain as much information as possible about the crime or criminal.  DO NOT use words that identify the caller as male, female, relative, etc. State all information received in such a way as to not lead to the identity of the tipster
  • If tipster advised they are willing to speak with an investigating officer, advise of the anonymity/confidentiality differences
  • Advise tipster to contact Crime Stoppers with any new information
  • Advise tipster to contact Crime Stoppers weekly to check on the status of investigation for reward
  • Log call, time, nature, suspect, etc. and verify information either by warrant or check with investigating agency for case information
  • Check law enforcement computers for any possible follow-up information
  • Enter information into Crime Stoppers program for Tip Report and statistical information
  • Ascertain investigative agency and advise by telephone contact with paperwork follow-up
  • Advise agency to contact Crime Stoppers upon arrest/indictment of the suspects and validity of information from Crime Stoppers tipster
  • Upon notification of arrest/indictment, the Coordinator should prepare a disposition report and obtain a  copy of the arrest report with the number of cases cleared and number of individuals arrested
  • Advise tipster upon call back of arrest and reward call backdate
  • Prepare Reward Recommendation for monthly Board of Directors meeting by using the Reward Determination Schedule
  • Upon reward determination and vote by the Board, the Coordinator will assign a code word in addition to the code number for each case and prepare reward paperwork for board members to make reward payments
  • Upon call back, advise tipster of the code word, reward amount, pick-up information date, and time available
  • Record payment amount in computer statistical files
  • Notify judges as to reward amount, date, and charges of individuals arrested on Crime Stoppers tips and for whom rewards were paid for possible restitution by the arrested felons