How It Works
As a non-profit organization, Crime Stoppers of Archdale involves the community, the media and law enforcement in the fight against crime. Crime Stoppers works with the Archdale Police Department, but we are not part of the police department and our Board Members are not police officers.
Most of the information received by Crime Stoppers is by telephone and all calls are kept in complete confidence. When Crime Stoppers receives a call, it is logged in with the date and time along with a brief summary of the caller’s information. Callers are given a confidential code number that is used to identify the caller in subsequent transactions. (Caller ID is not used on our lines.)
Citizens who supply information leading to an arrest and indictment are eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. At the time of the initial phone call, the caller is given instructions on when to call back to check on the case. When the caller does call back, if the information they provided resulted in an arrest and indictment, the caller will be given information on how to collect the reward and still remain anonymous.
How Rewards are Paid
Area citizens have volunteered their time and formed a board of directors to oversee the Crime Stoppers program. This board approved rewards to be paid, based on information about the case presented by the Police Coordinator. Once the board approves a reward and the caller has called back to check on the case, the Police Coordinator will give the caller instructions on how to pick up the reward.
The caller is given secret code information and directed to a local bank. The caller will give the bank teller the code number and after the number has been verified by the teller, the caller will receive an envelope containing the cash reward money. No one ever knows the identity of the caller.
Providing Information to Help Solve the Crime
If you know about any felony or misdemeanor crime, we want you to be able to collect your reward. You must give as many details as possible about the crime when you leave your message. We need this information to help the police make the arrest and indictment.
- How do you know about this crime?
- Did you see it happen?
- Did the person who committed the crime tell you about it?
- Do you know the name of the person who committee the crime?
- What does the person look like?
- Color of hair and eyes, height and weight, age?
- Where is this person living or where do they hang out?
- When did you last see this person?
- Maybe you know who their friends are?
- Does this person have a car or did you see a car when this crime was committed?
- Can you describe the car? License plate, color, model, damage to car?