How It Works

The process of calling Crimestoppers is simple. You call 822-1111 or 1-877-903-STOP, which puts you in contact with the Crimestoppers command center. An operator will answer the phone and take down the information you wish to provide about a crime. He or she will never ask for your name, number, address, or any other identifying information.

Once you give us information, you will be assigned a code number, which is the only method Crimestoppers has of identifying you. You must remember this number, and provide it to a Crimestoppers operator when you call back to check on the status of the information you have given. You must call Crimestoppers. We cannot call you, because we never ask for your phone number.

In the meantime, we pass your information on to the appropriate law enforcement agency, which takes action based on your information and reports back to us on whether it led to the solving or prevention of a crime.

When you call us back and give us your code number, we check with law enforcement to see whether your information was useful. If it was, you receive a cash reward.

To receive that reward, we instruct you to come to a public place at a specified time and date, where a Crimestoppers volunteer will meet you. Rewards are paid out in cash, no matter what the amount.

Crimestoppers pays a reward of up to $2,500 on all felony crimes committed in Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Tammany, Plaquemines and Washington Parishes.

Supplemental Rewards
Crimestoppers offers a standard reward of up to $2,500 on all felony crimes committed in our nine-parish area. Additional reward money is sometimes added to our Crimestoppers reward by individuals. These are called Supplemental Rewards. When an individual decides to add to the Crimestoppers reward, a Supplemental Reward contract is completed between Crimestoppers and the individual. The additional money is set aside to be used for that specific crime. Crimestoppers will promote the increased reward to the media to increase awareness of the crime.

The promise of anonymity for callers is Crimestoppers most powerful weapon in the fight against crime. We do not have caller ID. We do not use *67. We do not record phone calls. Not ever. Information given to Crimestoppers is protected under Louisiana’s Privileged Information statue R.S. 15. 477.1

TipSoft Quick Tips
To submit an anonymous tip through text messaging type TELLCS and your message, then send it to 274637 (CRIMES on most cell phones). Text STOP to 274637 to cancel. Text HELP to 274637 for help

P.O. Box 55249, Metairie, Louisiana 70055-5249
Phone: 504.837.8477
Fax: 504.832.2571
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