Crime Stoppers

There is a saying in police work that “somebody always knows.”

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.

Who We Are


For 30+ years Crime Stoppers has helped keep the Kansas City metro area a safer place to live, raise a family, do business and visit.  Our program is recognized year after year as one of the world’s leading Crime Stoppers programs, often called upon for advice by other existing programs and to help establish new ones. On average, our hotline helps solve four felony cases each and every day.


It is the mission of the Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers TIPS Hotline, a program of the Kansas City Metropolitan Crime Commission, to facilitate a partnership between the public, the media and law enforcement in order to help make the metropolitan area a safer place to live, work and visit.  Crime Stoppers utilizes citizen support and media assistance in aiding law enforcement agencies in solving crimes and bringing wanted criminals to justice.

Take Action Today

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.

Call the TIPS Hotline

(816) 474-TIPS

Report a TIP Online

Download the P3 Tips App

The app is discreet, quick and effective in reporting suspicious activity and preventing crime. Easily take it with you everywhere you and your phone go.

How is my TIP kept anonymous?

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.

In 1986 the I.R.S. made a ruling exempting Crime Stoppers programs from having to collect personal information on callers in order to collect their rewards.  

Register Your School

Crime Stoppers Scholastic Program

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.

List of Current Registered Schools


For general questions about Crime Stoppers contact us at Do not use this email to submit a tip:  it is not anonymous.

Kansas City Metropolitan Crime Commission – Crime Stoppers

3100 Broadway, Suite 226

Kansas City, MO 64111-2658