How It Works - Anonymity and Cash Rewards
Miami-Dade & The Florida Keys Crime Stoppers is a program which involves the public, the media and law enforcement in the fight against crime. It offers anonymity and cash rewards to people who provide information leading to the arrest of criminal offenders. If you recognize the person or know about the crime, you should call Crime Stoppers.
How it works depends on the way the anonymous tipster chooses to come forward. Once an arrest is made the payout of the reward is always the same.
You can call (305) 471-8477 or **TIPS to give a tip. Our lines are not configured for caller ID. Phone calls are not traced. Phone calls are not recorded. You can also give a tip online or through our phone app. Computer IPs are not saved. Locations are not tracked.
The “tipster” does not give her/his name. All tips are anonymous. Computers assign a tip number to the “tipster”. Appropriate law enforcement agencies receive the information and investigate the information submitted by the callers.
As a “tipster”, you are given a confidential tip number. Use this number to check on the status of your information. If your information results in an arrest or filing of criminal charges, arrangements are made for you to receive your reward in CASH and preserve your anonymity.
Once you have a tip number, you should check back monthly to see if your information qualifies for a reward. You MUST have the tip number to receive information or to be paid. Save your tip number! We don't have a way of giving it to you again!
Depending on the circumstance of each case, the Board of Directors along with the help of a computerized formula determines the reward amount ranging from $100 to $5,000. The rewards can be significantly higher in some high-profile cases when sponsored by donations from an outside entity.
Our Crime Stoppers will not pay rewards for information provided through any source other than tips submitted directly to its program via its anonymous tip phone line, anonymous website buttons, anonymous social media buttons, or the mobile app. Tips received after the police have been called or after an arrest has already been made are not eligible for a reward from Crime Stoppers.
ALL APPROVED CASH REWARDS WILL BE CANCELLED 5 YEARS FROM DATE OF APPROVAL. GO TO THE BANK WHEN THE CASH-IN CODE IS GIVEN!