FAQ

Is Crime Stoppers the Police?

NO! Crime Stoppers of Michigan is an independent, Non-Profit organization that is a resource for law enforcement. Again, we are NOT the Police!

How do I stay Anonymous?

Crime Stoppers of Michigan will NEVER ask for your name, or any personal information. Your identity is a tip number that is given to you, that is the only way to identify you in the process. For a full description of our anonymous process please click below!

How do I get paid Anonymously?

Crime Stoppers partners with banks in Southeastern Michigan that helps us distribute cash rewards anonymously! All you need is your tip number and you will be handed an envelope full of cash! That's it! No questions asked!

When can I report Crimes?

You can report crimes as soon as possible! You do not have to wait for a news story, or for us to release a poster. Call us as soon as the crime occurs!

What types of crimes can I report?

You can report any type of crime! Here are some examples: Homicides, carjackings, robberies, vandalism, drugs, weapons, fugitives, hit and runs, missing people, animal abuse, child abuse, sexual assault, etc.

How long does it take to get paid on a tip?

We pay out upon arrest, NOT CONVICTION! If your tip leads to an arrest, you will be paid and anonymous reward!

Do I have to testify in court if someone is arrested?

NO! We do not know your name, we do not know your phone number, we have absolutely zero information about you, so we CAN'T bring you into court! Also, there are laws in Michigan protecting Crime Stoppers Tipsters from being forced to testify in court!