Crime never stops, and neither does Crime Stoppers. If you have information about a wanted fugitive or a crime, you can call our 24-hour tip-line. The call-taker is trained only to ask necessary information regarding the crime and will never ask for your details. Tipsters will receive a Tip ID number to follow up on their tip or claim their reward money. If the information provided leads to an arrest, then the tipster may qualify for a cash reward of up to $1,000. 

Online Tip Submissions and P3 Tips App

Tipsters also have the option of reporting information through our website or by downloading the free P3 Tips app, available in both the Apple App Store and Google Play. Both methods are completely secure and allow tipsters to attach videos and photos and update tips as needed while having the option to communicate with Crime Stoppers.

Tips are sent to our coordinators for additional screening to ensure anonymity and to distribute the tips to the respective investigating agency. We accept tips regarding any criminal activity or on wanted suspects.

Structure and Funding of Crime Stoppers

Crime Stoppers of El Paso Inc. is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization (Charity) made up of a volunteer board of directors from our very own community. The board provides direction as to the financial, promotional, and especially the most crucial part of any non-profit, fundraising activities for the program and are not involved nor have access to tip information or any of the investigations. 

Tips that led to an arrest are paid through a combination of donations and probation fees. The board of directors is also responsible for approving or denying any reward amounts presented to the board by the coordinators. 

Our program relies solely on donations to fund our daily operations, to include our tip software and call center, computers, and the filming of our Crime of the Week for distribution to the news media. 

Does Crime Stoppers Work?

The answer is quite simply yes. Since the start of Crime Stoppers, tipsters have provided information resulting in thousands of arrests and recovery of substantial amounts of property. Calls have included information about murder, robbery, rape, assault, drug and firearm offenses.

 

The success of our Crime Stoppers program cannot be judged solely on statistics, but the benefits our program has to offer the community:

  • A greater awareness in the city that there is a crime problem
  • A willingness to fight back against crime 
  • Improved relationships between police, media, and the community

 

Crime Stoppers is here to stay. El Paso Police accept it as a valid and effective investigative tool, and the public, through its overwhelming response, takes it as a palatable alternative to traditional methods of reporting information.