Crime Doesn't Pay, But Grand Prairie Crime Stoppers Does! 972-988-TIPS
How does Crime Stoppers of Grand Prairie operate?
You have information relative to a crime. You decide to call 972- 988 -TIPS (8477) with information. Your call is received and is automatically forwarded to a call center. The operator there will take all the information, enter it into a computer database and at the same time give you an ID number. DON'T lose that number. If you do, you will loose your connection to the case. Since that is the only way to identify the case, we will not be able to follow up with any other information. You can then use that number to contact our Crime Stoppers Coordinator if you have additional information you'd like to add to the investigation.
How do I remain anonymous?
Once our Police Coordinator receives the tip from the database, it will be forwarded to the appropriate investigative unit who will be working that particular case. As progress is made, it will be noted to the file and you can check the status of the case by using your ID number. Once the case is solved, a community based civilian board of directors will discuss the payment amount for each particular tip and award a reward amount up to $ 1000.00. Once a cash reward is approved, the next time you follow-up on your tip, you will be given another unique private ID number and instructed how to receive your reward. All you have to do is go to a prearranged bank, give the teller (in the drive through) your reward ID number and they will in turn give you your CASH reward this is all done anonymously., never giving your name.
Because of the use of unique ID numbers and the fact that there is no collection of personal information, it is virtually impossible to trace where the tip came from. Secondly, Texas Government code (414.008) protects the information given to Crime Stoppers, making it a criminal offense to give your name, ensuring your anonymity.
How is Crime Stoppers Funded?
It is also important to understand that Crime Stoppers of Grand Prairie, Inc. is a non-profit entity. Crime Commission of Grand Prairie, Inc. is always in need of your support. We operate completely from probation fees, donations and grants. Our primary funding base comes from probation fees for cases filed in Dallas and Tarrant County by the Grand Prairie Police Department, from citizen and business donations.
The Grand Prairie Crime Stoppers Program is governed by The Grand Prairie Crime Commission. NO salaries or Rent come out of our budget. We are a 501 C3 Non Profit Volunteer Organization.
If you are interested in joining our organization in the fight against crime, please contact a board member. If you would like to make a tax-deductible contribution please click on the donate link.
If you'd like to send in a tax-deductible donation to help with the fight against crime, you can do so by sending your donation to Crime Commission of Grand Prairie, Inc. PO Box 530243, Grand Prairie, TX 75053.