Crime Stoppers is a program for people who want to become involved, by reporting a crime or assisting law enforcement, without the fear of being singled out or forced to give up their identity. People who call Crime Stoppers, with information concerning criminal activity or fugitives wanted by the Police, are given a code number rather than asked to identify themselves. This way the caller feels confident about making the call. They may use their assigned code numbers when making additional calls with updated information.
We want THEIR name(s), not yours. Information from callers is taken and given to Investigators. When fugitives wanted for felony crimes are arrested, cash rewards are then paid.
About Stockton Crime Stoppers
On April 13, 1981, Stockton Crime Stoppers, Inc., became the first Crime Stoppers Program to be implemented in California. Since its inception, the Stockton Crime Stoppers Program has grown to be a very effective tool for fighting crime.
Tips received through Crime Stoppers have directly resulted in the clearing of more than 4,500 cases, more than 2,700 arrests made, and the payment of more than $223,000 in rewards. Add that to the recovery of more than $4,843,000 in property, money, and narcotics seized, and you will see that Crime Stoppers does pay.
Currently, there are approximately 26 Crime Stoppers programs throughout the state of California.
This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 3/14/2013