Q: If I call something
in, does Crime Stoppers trace my call or find out who I am?
A: No, Tipsters are never
asked for a name, telephone number or address. We have a code number
that we give to them. Sometimes callers voluntarily give their name.
In most cases the caller is asked to call back periodically so they
can be told about the progress of the information given and if they are
eligible for a reward.
Q: Who answers the
phone at Crime Stoppers?
A: The Crime Stoppers
Program is based at the Green County Sheriff's Department and the
phone is answered by a detective. If a detective is not available a
recorded message will advise the caller to call back at a certain
time. If it is determined from the tip that the crime occurred in a
city or village the tip is referred to the proper jurisdiction for
Q: If I am due a
reward, how do I get it and still remain anonymous?
A: If the information
given assists the police in making an arrest the tipster is eligible
for a cash reward. The Crime Stoppers Police Coordinator will make
arrangements for the tipster to meet with two board members at a
location where the tipster feels comfortable. There are no questions
asked, and the board members will not be from your area.
Q: What are the most
common calls you get?
A: The number one call we
get is for suspected drug activity. Thefts, burglary and criminal
damage to property are also common. We also receive calls on
fugitives, habitual traffic offenders and the more serious crimes of
robbery and homicide.
Q: How successful is
Crime Stoppers at finding perpetrators from these call in tips?
A: Here are the numbers of
tips leading to arrests since Green County Crime Stoppers beginning in
1985 and Quick 50's beginning in 1995