Crime Stoppers relies on cooperation between the police, the media, and the general community to provide a flow of information about crime and criminals. By guaranteeing a Tipster's anonymity, Crime Stoppers allows the Tipster to give information in a positive atmosphere without the prospect of retaliation. By offering cash rewards, the program encourages otherwise reluctant Tipsters to provide information.
Here is how you, the citizen, can participate:
THE TIP: Submit your tip On-Line at www.crimestopperswv.com. When you complete the form you are given a tip # and a password of your choosing ; you can check the status of your tip online at anytime.
Crime Stoppers' 24-hour tip line number is: 304-255-STOP (304-255-7867). The telephone does not provide caller ID, conversations are not recorded and we do not subscribe with the telephone company to have the capability to track where a telephone call originated. Crime Stoppers would not breach the confidence of the Tipsters because this would ruin the integrity of the Crime Stoppers program.
REWARD DETERMINATION: If the police make an arrest or recover property or confiscate drugs based on a tip, they fill out a form and fax to Crime Stoppers advising of same along with the information needed for Crime Stoppers to determine the reward amount. The reward amount, between $50.00 and $5,000.00, will be determined by:
(1) Severity of crime
(2) Number of charges
(3) Number of individuals arrested
(4) Amount of drugs/property confiscated or recovered
(5) Role Tipster played in success of solving the crime.
COLLECTING THE REWARD: Tip rewards are given at a predetermined location . If your tip lead to an arrest you will be notified regarding time to collect.