Crime Stoppers is a local branch of Crime Stoppers USA, a non profit organization started in Albuquerque, New Mexico in the late 1970’s by a Police Detective working on a heinous murder case. Crime Stoppers has grown to become both a National and International method of aiding Law Enforcement in bringing all types of criminals to justice.
Crime Stoppers may offer cash rewards for information leading to the arrest of suspects and perpetrators of crimes. Persons providing information can call a telephone tip line, and remain completely anonymous; they do not have to give their name or any other identifying information in order to give information or receive their cash award.
Locally, Valley Crime Stoppers has been very active for more than 30 years, and is funded solely by members of the community through tax deductible (501 C3) donations, and fund raising efforts such as golf tournaments, barbecues, and other fund raising efforts.
How it Works
If you see or have information concerning suspicious activity simply call Crime Stoppers at (760) 341-STOP (7867). You don't give your name and the information is confidential. After you give the information, the operator will ask you to assign yourself a 4 digit code for future reference. If an arrest is made, you recontact Crime Stoppers. provide your code, and you will be told if a reward has be determined. That's it! You are paid in cash and no one knows who you are! No receipts, no questions asked..
The mission of Valley Crime Stoppers is to rally the community, news media and the police in a collective campaign against crime. Our goal is to help prevent and solve crimes in our community by giving witnesses a way to provide information anonymously. The program is a local chapter of Crime Stoppers International (CSI), an organization that grew from the first Crime Stopper program established in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1979. CSI has chapters throughout the world. The program is run by an all-volunteer Board of Directors who come from all walks of life and who appreciate the value of promoting a safe community.