Jackson County Crime Stoppers relies on cooperation between law enforcement, the media, and the general community to provide a flow of information about crime and criminals. Below is an explanation on how tips are submitted. 


The Phone Call

Calls are received at the local Crime Stoppers phone number of 1-800-228-3203, extension 199. Jackson County Dispatch receives the information and completes the tips information form, makes initial inquiries, and then passes the information to the appropriate Deputy or Officer. You do not have to provide any personal or contact information. Calls are accepted regarding any crime or criminal activity the caller has knowledge of or for any publicized request for information, such as "Crime of the Week".

By guaranteeing a caller's anonymity Crime Stoppers allows the caller to give information in a positive atmosphere without the prospect of retribution and by offering cash rewards for eligible information, the program encourages otherwise reluctant callers to provide
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The Online WebTip

Tipsters now have the option of providing tips online or downloading the P3 mobile app. The process is completely secure and anonymous and is 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 tip solution provider, Anderson Software.  

The WebTip has very unique integrated Two-Way Dialog capabilities which allows the tipster to provide additional information to their tip at any time if wanted, but also provides a secure means for the coordinator to ask questions or provide reward information back to the tipster through the same encrypted interface. Again you do not have to provide any of your personal or contact information.


Does Crime Stoppers Work?

The answer is quite simply yes. Since the start of Crime Stoppers, many calls have been received resulting in thousands of arrests and recovery of substantial amounts of property. Calls have included information about homicides, robberies, sexual assaults, drugs, stolen property, and firearm offenses.

The success of a Crime Stoppers program cannot be purely judged on statistics, however, other benefits have come to notice:
  • A greater awareness in the community that there is a crime problem.
  • A willingness by the community to fight back against crime if it is given the opportunity and motivation.
  • Improved relationships between police, media, and the community.

Crime Stoppers is definitely here to stay. It has been accepted by police as a valid and effective investigative tool and the public, through its overwhelming response, appears to have accepted it as a more palatable alternative to traditional methods of giving information.