How to Tip
How Crime Stoppers Works
Crime Stoppers uses a three part approach to solving crimes. The first part of the program is to empower the community by providing a safe way to report criminal activity. Secondly, Crime Stoppers partners with all forms of media in the Orange County region to inform the community on how to anonymously report crimes. Law Enforcement is the final part of the triangle; they follow-up on tips from community members.
The Phone Call
Calls are received at a Call Center using a toll free number: 1-855-TIP-OCCS. All phone lines are encrypted and no phone calls are ever recorded. Tips are then sent onto OC Crime Stoppers for further evaluation. By guaranteeing a caller’s anonymity, Crime Stoppers allows the caller to provide information without fear of retaliation.
The Online WebTip
Tipsters now have the option of giving us tips online. 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. Click Here to submit a tip.
The very unique integrated Two-Way Dialog capabilities allow the tipster to come back and provide additional information to their tip at any time, but also provides a secure means for the coordinator to ask questions or provide reward information back to the tipster through the same secure and encrypted interface.
Structure and Funding of Crime Stoppers
Crime Stoppers Programs are organized as a not for profit organization. A civilian community board of directors provides direction as to the financial and promotional activities of the program. The board of directors enhances the community involvement aspect, and its function is vital to the programs success.
The Crime Stoppers program is funded by private donations and annual fund raising events. NO TAX DOLLARS are involved.