Put simply, it is a three-part approach to solving the crime problem. Crime Stoppers relies on cooperation between the police, the media, and the general community to provide a flow of information about crime and criminals.
The Phone Call
Calls are received at the local 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 police or civilian coordinator receiving the information completes the tips information form, makes initial inquiries and then passes the information to the investigating officer.
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 indictment or arrests, the program encourages otherwise reluctant callers to provide information.
Call 406-443-2000 to submit a tip or click here to submit a tip online.
Join the Board
For anyone interested in joining the Crime Stoppers board, email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.