What is Crime Stoppers?
The Boston Police Crime Stoppers Program highlights unsolved crimes of violence in the local media, appealing to the public for information. Our toll free tip line number 1 800 494 TIPS, is answered by Police Officers and trained personnel who forward the information to the appropriate investigators.
You don't have to reveal your identity to the police to provide information about a violent crime. And, if your information results in the arrest and indictment of an offender, you will be eligible for an award of up to $1,000.
No tienes que dar tu nombre a la policia cuando quires reportar informatión sobre un crimen violento. Y si la información resulta en el arresto y sumaria del offensor, seras elegible para recibar una recompensa de hasta $1,000. We guarantee anonymity, and a cash reward up to $1,000 if the caller's tip leads to the arrest and indictment of a suspect.
Can I text a tip?
Yes. Now, you can text a tip anytime, anywhere using your mobile phone or PDA. Just text the word tip, that's "T-I-P" to CRIME, that's 27463*. Message and data rates may apply.
Like the tip line, text a tip is 100% anonymous. For your safety, you should always delete messages from Crime Stoppers (27463) from your in box and your out box.
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Will Crime Stoppers take crimes not covered in the media?
Absolutely! Crime Stoppers wants information on every type of crime. The tipline is not recorded or traced, and we are not interested in the caller's identity. We believe Crime Stoppers offers a way for callers to rid their neighborhoods of crime SAFELY. This method has proven successful in over 900 CITIES WORLD WIDE thanks to Crime Stopper programs.
The Boston Police Foundation
The Boston Police Foundation is a non-profit, 501(C)3 organization comprised of concerned business, educational and community leaders dedicated to assisting the Boston Police Department in our efforts to combat violent crime. With the Foundation's help, the Boston Police Department is able to fund innovative programs such as Crime Stoppers.
The Foundation provides the cash rewards to callers whose information leads to the arrest and indictment of wanted persons. Additionally, contributions to the Boston Police Foundation fund promotional material for the program. Corporate in-kind contributions have included a pro-bono advertising campaign, and free billboard space throughout Boston. For more information contact T. William Fitzgerald, Chairman.
What is the "Crime of the Week" highlight?
Each week, the media partners in the Boston Police Crime Stoppers Program air on television and print in the newspaper accounts of crimes under investigation. The detective assigned to the case presents the facts and if there is a suspect, provides a photograph or artist's sketch. These appeals aid the detective in obtaining the missing information needed to make an arrest. There is also an opportunity for the victims of these crimes to come forward and make their appeal for help. Every news outlet in Boston features these segments during their broadcasts form Tuesday through Friday.
When can I call 1-800-494-TIPS?
The Boston Police Crime Stoppers Tipline takes calls from 8:00am until 5:00pm Monday through Friday. You can also leave a voice mail message after-hours. Naturally, if there is a crime occurring immediately, we encourage callers to dial 911.
Where can I find information about Crime Stoppers cases?
Check out the links on the right to view crimes and suspects. HELP Crime Stoppers solve these cases!
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