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Crimestoppers Program

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We need your help.

If you know anything about any criminal activity, call Crime Stoppers at (585) 423-9300. No one will ask your name and you may earn a cash reward if your information leads to an arrest. You will not be required to testify, and you will never be identified. Remember, you can make a difference!

What is Crime Stoppers?

Crime Stoppers is a non-profit program relying on cooperation among the Police Department, news media, and citizens of Monroe County.  Crime Stoppers encourages people to call the Police Department with information to solve ANY crimes already committed or those about to occur.  Rewards are available to callers if the information they supply results in an arrest of a criminal.  Visit the Crimestoppers website for more information. 

How does Crime Stoppers work?

The Crime Stoppers tip line is staffed by trained police personnel who receive, process, and pass on tip information to investigating officers. Callers are given a code number, which is used in all subsequent calls, and callers do not have to identify themselves.

A cash reward is offered to anyone providing information that leads to an arrest for a crime. Rewards may also be made for information leading to the recovery of stolen property, the seizure of illegal drugs or an arrest on an outstanding warrant.

The media is a very important component of Crime Stoppers. An unsolved crime may be re-enacted and shown on television or may be publicized in a newspaper or aired on the radio. The media also brings the program to the attention of the public.

Who runs the Crime Stoppers program?

Crime Stoppers is governed and administered by a volunteer Board of Directors, a group of local business and professional people concerned with the safety of our community. Crime Stoppers is a non-profit corporation and is responsible for raising funds and the disbursements of rewards. The Board of Directors works in close cooperation with the Police Department and all areas of the media.

What does it cost? How is the Crime Stoppers program funded?

Crime Stoppers is very cost-effective. It is a community project supported by donations of money, goods, and services. Contributions from individuals, private sources, corporations, clubs, professional associations, retailers, and civic and social groups keep the Crime Stoppers program up and running. All donations to Crime Stoppers are tax-deductible.

Crimestoppers airs on 13WHAM News and the Rochester CW, and features a Crime of the Week and one wanted felon from the Rochester area. Crimestoppers also publishes a wanted felony fugitives flyer six times a year in the Democrat and Chronicle Newspaper.  The most current flyer can be viewed on the Crimestoppers website, and thanks to Time Warner Cable, this list can also be viewed at Channel 111 On Demand.  

Reporting a Tip

You can remain anonymous and your assistance may lead to a reward.  There are several ways you can report a tip.

*Call (585) 423-9300.

*Text "SAFETIP plus your message" to 274637 (CRIMES).

*Submit a web tip through the Crimestoppers website. 


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