Many of these people, however, are reluctant to talk to police due to fear of reprisal and apathy. Crime Stoppers breaks through these barriers. The fear of reprisal is countered by allowing callers to remain completely anonymous. Apathy is countered by offering a cash incentive to those who may not have otherwise given information. Crime Stoppers is an invaluable asset to the community in the fight against crime in that it gives citizens a safe, secure means to give information that may help solve crimes.
Crime Stoppers relies on cooperation between the police, the media and the public to provide a flow of information about crime and criminals. Opening that line of communication by calling can mean everything in making Kansas City a safer place.
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Calls are received at the local Crime Stoppers TIPS line phone. This phone is a stand-alone instrument without 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.
Each caller is given a code number after they have given their TIP. It is up to them to stay in touch with Crime Stoppers to monitor any results of their information. Should their TIP result in a felony arrest, they will be told on their next contact to call back on the day following the next Crime Stoppers board meeting.
We help set up and sponsor Campus Crime Stoppers programs in area schools. Some of these programs are in individual schools and some entail whole school districts. The purpose of these programs is to provide students a safe place to give information they may have about drugs, guns, vandalism, thefts, or other crimes in their schools. The programs are set up much the same way as our Crime Stoppers TIPS Hotline and are overseen by a faculty administrator or school resource (police) officer. The student board raises funds, publicizes the program and approves rewards.
Register your school with Scholastic Crime Stoppers by calling the Crime Stoppers Coordinator at 816-960-6800.