Crime Stoppers of the Lowcountry is a citizen, media and police co-operative program designed to involve the public in the fight to identify, prevent, solve, and reduce crime. This invaluable community service enables anyone with details of criminal activity to pass them on anonymously, without fear of exposure or retribution.
All it takes to pass on information is one call to 554-1111, or toll free to 1-888-CRIME-SC. Every call is treated with absolute anonymity so that nobody will know the identity of the caller, except you, the caller. Rewards are available and are paid to people who call the program and their information leads to an arrest. All without compromising a callerís anonymity.
Crime Stoppers of the Lowcountry was set up in 1983 to break the wall of silence that surrounds most crime and that criminals exploit to avoid arrest. The anonymous tipline numbers provided a lifeline to people who had information that they wanted to share but felt at risk from retribution.
The 554-1111 & 1-888-CRIME-SC numbers ensure that no one need ever know who you are when you call. You will not be asked your name, your call will not be traced or recorded and you do not have to give a statement or go to court.
It's a simple, secure service that allows us to put the police in the picture, without anyone knowing who provided the information that puts criminals to justice. Working in this way we have created a highly effective system built on integrity and trust that works for everyone - except criminals.
How does Crime Stoppers Work?
The Crime Stoppers tipline is manned by trained personnel who receive, process, and pass on tip information to investigating officers. Callers are given a code number which is used in all subsequent calls and callers do not have to identify themselves.
A reward of up to $1,000 is offered to anyone providing information which leads to an arrest for a crime. Rewards may also be made for information leading to the recovery of stolen property, the seizure of illegal drugs or an arrest on an outstanding warrant.
The media is a very important component of Crime Stoppers. An unsolved crime may be re-enacted and shown on television or may be publicized in a newspaper or aired on the radio. The media also brings the program to the attention of the public.
Who administers the Crime Stoppers Program?
A volunteer Board of Directors actively administers and is responsible for the program. Crime Stoppers is a non-profit organization and is responsible for raising funds and the disbursements of rewards. The Board of Directors work in close cooperation with law enforcement and all areas of the media.
How is the Crime Stoppers Program funded?
Crime Stoppers is a Community Project supported by donations of money, goods or services. Contributions from individuals, corporations, clubs, professional associations, retailers, civic and social groups keep the Crime Stoppers program functional. All donations to Crime Stoppers are tax deductible.
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