Calls are received by a call center for the Crime Stoppers program. The call center does not obtain caller ID and conversations are not recorded. The Crime Stoppers Coordinator receiving the tip information makes initial inquiries and then passes the information on to the investigating officer. Calls are accepted regarding any publicized request for information, such as "Crime of the Week" or such other crime(s) the caller has knowledge of.
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 arrests, the program encourages otherwise reluctant callers to provide information.
To update a current Crime Stoppers tip, please call the Crime Stoppers anonymous tipline at 1-800-873-8477 (TIPS) or click here to update your tip online. with your tip number and password. To check on the status of a current Crime Stoppers tip, please call the tipline at 1-800-873-8477 (TIPS) and press option "1" on Thursdays from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.
The mailing address for Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is P.O. Box 5766 Tampa, FL 33675. (Please do not mail tips to this address as they will be disposed of for security reasons.)