Put simply, Blytheville Crime Stoppers is a three-part approach to solving the crime problem. Crime Stoppers relies on cooperation between the police, the media, and the community to provide a flow of information about crime and criminals.
Call toll-free to 844-910-STOP to provide a tip. Calls or are received at a Crime Stoppers call center located out of Arkansas. The phone does not provide caller ID, conversations are not recorded. The operator receiving the information completes the tips information form, makes initial inquiries and then passes the information to the investigating officer. Calls are accepted regarding any publicized request for information, such as "Crime of the Week" or any Blytheville area 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 fear of retaliation. No one ever knows the caller's name. By offering cash rewards for information leading to arrests, the program encourages otherwise reluctant callers to provide information.
Tipsters have the option of giving tips online at this website or through a free downloadable app for smart phone. Go to your app store and search P3Tips. The process is completely secure and anonymous. It is an effective and efficient means of safely communicating in today's world. Our web/app tip process is powered by the world's leading online tip solution provider, Anderson Software.
The unique integrated Two-Way Dialog capabilities allow the tipster to come back and provide additional information to their tip at any time, but also provides a secure means for the operator to ask questions or provide reward information back to the tipster through the same secure and encrypted interface.
Blytheville Crime Stoppers is organized as a nonprofit organization (charity). A civilian community board of directors provides direction as to the financial and promotional activities of the program. The board of directors builds community involvement and its function is vital to the programs success.
The Crime Stoppers program is funded by private donations and fund raising. NO TAX DOLLARS are involved. The reward money paid out by the program is from the fund raising and donations from concerned citizens and businesses.
Yes, Crime Stoppers works!. Since the start of Crime Stoppers across the nation, many calls have been received resulting in thousands of arrests and recovery of substantial amounts of property. Calls have included information about murder, robbery, rape, assaults, drug and firearm offenses.
The success of a Crime Stoppers program cannot be judged on statistics only, however. Other benefits are:
Crime Stoppers is definitely here to stay. It has been accepted by police as a valid and effective investigative tool and the public, through its overwhelming response, appears to have accepted it as a better alternative to traditional methods of giving information.