Calls are received at the local Crime Stoppers tips line phone. This phone is a stand-alone instrument that 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. Calls are accepted regarding any publicized request for information, such as "Crime of the Week" or such other crime(s) the caller has knowledge of.
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 indictments or arrests, the program encourages otherwise reluctant callers to provide information.
REPORT A TIP ANONYMOUSLY
· Tip Line 877-787-5898
· Download the free app, P3 Tips
· P.O. Box 555 Pascagoula MS 39568-0555