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Let us Help You…Burn a Crook for Cash!
Parker County Crime Stoppers is a non-profit crime prevention program established in 1981 by the Criminal Justice Division of the Governor's Office. Crime Stoppers was established by local police agencies to deter crime and pay for anonymous information that leads to the arrest or indictment of the person(s) involved in criminal activity. Crime Stoppers obtains its funding through probation fees that are collected from convicted offenders from our local county and district courts.
Submit a Crime Tip There are three ways to submit a crime tip:
By Phone (817) 599-5555
Calls are received at the local Crime Stoppers tips line phone. This phone is a stand-alone instrument that does not provide caller ID and conversations are not recorded. The Crime Stoppers Police Coordinator 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 such other 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 the prospect of retribution. By offering cash rewards for information leading to indictment or arrests, the program encourages otherwise reluctant callers to provide information.
2. Online WebTip
You may visit Parker County Crime Stoppers website to submit an online tip.
You may visit P3Tips.com for information to download the app free of charge. This process is completely secure and anonymous and is a very effective and efficient means of safely communicating in today's world. The very 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 coordinator to ask questions or provide reward information back to the tipster through the same secure and encrypted interface.
Crime Stoppers Program Information
The Crime Stoppers program is run by a group of community volunteers who donate their time and energy to being an active part of the Board of Directors. The board members work with a local law enforcement coordinator to determine award amounts based on the crimes that are solved. Detective Beth Turnbow is the coordinator for Parker County Crime Stoppers. Detective Turnbow gathers all of the tip information and formulates the data into a monthly report that is presented to a group of community board members. Board members vote monthly on reward amounts and issues that affect the continuance of this program. These board members play an integral role in making this program successful.
It Pays to Stop Crime
Crime Stoppers pays out rewards for anonymous tips that are received by our hotline number. Each tip is evaluated and then forwarded to the proper investigating agency. Detective Turnbow is responsible for investigating each tip to validate the information given. Once a tip has been validated as good information, the receiving agency notifies the coordinator that they were able to obtain an arrest or indictment based on the information given. The coordinator validates the information given and then coordinates with the board to pay the anonymous caller. Each tip given by these callers may receive up to $1,000 for the information.
Privacy of Callers
All of the callers that call into the Crime Stoppers Hotline must remain anonymous. They are given a tip number by the call taker and are referred to by that number alone. This tip number is how the agencies track the tips given by these callers. The goal of our program is to solve crimes and deter future crimes from occurring. Crime Stoppers does not seek out the identity of these callers.
Crime Stoppers Advertisements
Parker County Crime Stoppers has two areas in which they expand their publicity for critical cases:
- Crime of the Week - The Crime of the Week is a selected crime that usually results in substantial injury or loss of property. Up to a $1,000 reward will be paid to any tipster that gives information helping local agencies solve the Crime of the Week.
- Parker County's Most Wanted - The Parker County's Most Wanted Poster publicizes active warrants on fugitives from our area. Both advertisements create numerous tips for the program.
In 2017, Crime Stoppers received over 401 anonymous tips. These tips led to 62 arrests throughout Parker County. The program also paid out over $17,550 in tip rewards. These same tips helped Weatherford and Parker County law enforcement officials recover approximately $32,250 in stolen property and $6,917 in narcotics. Additionally, 1 weapon and 3 vehicles were recovered.