A (501) C 3 Non-Profit Organization
P.O. Box 545 St. Cloud, MN 56302-0545
About Crime Stoppers
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How To Report / How To Collect
Options for submitting a tip through the TipSoft secure server.
1. Users can access TipSoft directly from their internet browser at https://www.tipsubmit.com . This method does require the user to drill down several pages searching for Tri-County Crime Stoppers, and then requesting the secure reporting form.
2. Another (better) method is for the user to link directly to the TipSoft program from one of the icons located on the Tri-County Crime Stoppers web site. This link will call a reporting form directly from the TipSoft secure server, bypassing the drill down process.
3. TipSoft, now allows citizens to send anonymous tips online, by iPhone or Android mobile apps or by texting the keyword TRITIP and the tip information to 274637 (CRIMES) from any mobile phone.
When a tip is submitted, an encrypted message is sent to Tri-County Crime Stoppers, where it is then disseminated, in the same way that we handle phone tips, to one of the 33 law enforcement agencies serving in Stearns, Benton or Sherburne County.
Each person submitting a tip will receive the following message and a code number to use in tracking the status of their tip.
Tri-County Crime Stoppers of Minnesota web tips are reviewed Monday-Friday. To submit an urgent tip, please call our 24 hour hotline at 800-255-1301. If this is an emergency, please call 911!
Thank you for submitting your tip. You may check the status of a tip submitted by logging on with your assigned ID#. Once you are logged into your tip you may provide additional information or ask about the status of the tip.
TIPSOFT FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How often are the tips submitted reviewed?
How do I check the status of the tip I submitted?
What if the person I submitted a tip on is
arrested. How does Crime Stoppers contact me for my reward?
How much will the reward be?
Crime Stoppers offers a standard reward of up to $1,000. As of April 1, 2013, Crime Stoppers has paid out $38,385 in rewards.
Crime Stoppers is based on the principal that "someone other than the criminal has information that can solve a crime" and was created to combat the three major problems faced by law enforcement in generating that information:
Crime Stoppers resolves these problems by:
Please, take the courage to make this call!
How to Report Crime Information
We do not accept e-mail tips through this site. You must call
the Crime Stoppers number, listed above. This is in order to protect your
Callers to Crime Stoppers are given a unique case number. Crime information is forwarded to the appropriate law enforcement agency. The callers' tip information must lead to arrest and formal charging. Caller can check on the status of the case by calling back, using the case number.
How to Collect Your Reward
After formal charging, law enforcement refers the case to the Crime Stoppers Board with a request for payment of a reward. The Crime Stoppers Board applies case information to the reward formula.
The caller must contact us, using their assigned code, to learn if a reward has been authorized. The caller then designates the method of cash payment. It could be a bank drop, clergy payment, etc. Because of the cash involved, we do not use the US Mail.
Special Reward Offers
Rewards of up to $5,000 are being offered for information on the seven unsolved murders in the tri-county area.
We are a non-profit agency solely dependent upon donations for our funding.