What Is Crime Stoppers?
Do you have information regarding a crime? Report a crime by calling 1-800-226 TIPS or report your information via this website by clicking on "give a tip".
Your information will be forwarded to law enforcement for follow up. If an arrest is made, you are eligible for a cash reward.
CRIME DOESN'T PAY, BUT WE DO!
Heartland Crime Stoppers provides anonymous cash rewards for information regarding crimes occurring in Polk, Highlands, and Hardee Counties. Working hand and hand with local law enforcement agencies, we strive to solve crime with your assistance.
How Does Crime Stoppers Work?
When you dial our toll free tip line at 1-800-226-TIPS, your tip information is received by a Crime Stoppers operator. There is no caller ID, and conversations are not recorded. Heartland Crime Stoppers receives the information and then passes the information to the investigating officer. Calls are accepted on any crime, no matter where the location.
Put simply, Crime Stoppers it is a three part approach to solving the crime. Heartland Crime Stoppers relies on cooperation between the police, the media, and the general community to provide a flow of information about crime and criminals.
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 an arrest(s), the program encourages otherwise reluctant callers to provide information
Who Benefits From Crime Stoppers?
YOU DO! Every citizen reaps the benefits when stolen property is recovered, millions of dollars in narcotic seized and dangerous criminals apprehended, prosecuted, and convicted. Slowly but surely our community is becoming a safer place for us to live, work and play.
Crime Stopper Programs are organized as a not for profit organization (Charity). A civilian community board of directors provides direction as to the financial and promotional activities of the program. The Crime Stoppers program and rewards given to the public are funded by a surcharge persons convicted of crimes are assessed as part of their court fees. NO TAX DOLLARS are involved
How Can You Get Involved?
Crime Stopper is a charitable 501 (3c) corporation therefore all donations are tax deductible. We ask YOU to help us make our community a safer place to live and work. Please consider making a donation to our program.
Your support of CRIME STOPPERS is vital to its success in this area. Your donation of funds, business services, or individual time and talents will make our city a safer and more enjoyable place to live.