Reward Information and ConditionsAnonymous tipsters who contact Crime Stoppers of Pinellas County and give information, which law enforcement confirms, that led directly an arrest, arrest warrant,or recovery of stolen property or drugs will be eligible for a reward of up to $3,000.00.
About the Crime Stoppers Program
The first Crime Stoppers program began in 1976 in Albuquerque, New Mexico as a result of the Homicides of a young gas station attendant. The detective investigating the case had exhausted all leads but was convinced the public had the information that could assist in solving the crime. He approached a local television station asking them to air a reenactment of the crime. He set up an anonymous tip line and offered a reward for information leading to an arrest. As a result, the detective received the tip that led to the arrest of the individuals responsible for this senseless crime. The cooperation between the media, law enforcement and the public played an important role in establishing the first Crime Stoppers program. Today, there are over 1200 Crime Stoppers organizations worldwide.