How It Works - Cash Rewards - Anonymity
Miami-Dade 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.
Call (305) 471-8477 to give a tip. Our lines are not configured for caller ID. Phone calls are not traced. Phone calls are not recorded. The “tipster” does not have to give her/his name. All tips are confidential. Detectives process the information and assign a tip number to the “tipster”. Law enforcement agencies receive the information and investigate the information submitted by the callers; callers should check back often to see if their information qualifies for a reward.
Emails are not accepted. On-line tips are accepted: locate the Give A Tip icon, and follow the instructions. Do not submit your name or personal information.
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.
The Board of Directors, depending on the circumstance of each case, determines the reward amount, ranging from $50 to $1,000. (The rewards are significantly higher in some high-profile cases when sponsored by a concerned entity(s) with a stake in the case.)
The Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers Board of Directors is comprised of concerned citizens of the greater Miami-Dade area who oversee the operation of the program. Crime Stoppers is a non-profit organization under section 501©3 of the IRS code, and is funded through donations from the public. Contributions are tax-deductible.
For texting in a tip . . . Here's how it's done:
1. Open your cell phone's TXT MSG window.
2. Select TXT MSG: In the TO window type:
274637 (crimes). Hit OK
3. In the text window type: CSMD. Then in the same text
window, type the details of the tip you are witnessing.
(Do not include your contact info or name; you will remain anonymous.)
4. Hit SEND
You will receive a confirmation text with your control number. Please allow two to four weeks before you follow upwith a similar text and your anonymous control for status of your case.