The Crime Stoppers Program offers rewards of up to $3,500 for anonymous information provided to the 800-577-TIPS hotline that leads to the arrest and indictment of a violent felon. This public/private partnership between the NYPD and the New York City Police Foundation has been an invaluable crime-fighting tool since the program’s inception in 1983.
The Police Foundation administers the program, distributes rewards, and coordinates media campaigns to encourage public awareness. To ensure the anonymity of callers and to maintain rewards, Crime Stoppers is not funded through traditional police department resources. The Foundation relies on donations to support the program’s rewards and public education efforts.