Crime Stoppers 


Crime Stoppers of Minnesota is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1979 that operates separate and independent from Law Enforcement. They collect information about crimes that may have not otherwise be available to authorities in such a way that the person providing the information remains anonymous. No matter how minor in importance or incomplete the information you have may seem, it could fit with other information that the investigator has, solve a crime, make an arrest, or help an investigation.

How It Works 

When reporting to Crime Stoppers, your contact with them is anonymous and you can report on crimes or fugitives you have knowledge about. You may be eligible to receive a reward of up to $1,000 for reporting. View their website here to find out more information regarding the $1,000 reward. 

How To Report

1. Phone - Call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)
  • Toll free from anywhere in Minnesota and parts of Wisconsin
  • Answered 24/7/365 by live person
  • We do not record caller ID
  • We don't ask for your name
  • We accept and translate calls in different languages
  • Each caller is given their own unique Tip ID which allows them to provide additional information or for checking on the status for receiving a reward

2. Online
  • A Web Tip Information Form will appear
  • Select the language needed
  • You will be assigned a unique Tip ID for your tip
  • Create your own personal password
  • We do not track or record Internet URL or email address information
  • Provide follow-up information to the tip at any time using your Tip ID
  • You may receive questions from Crime Stoppers which are also anonymous to clarify information or get more details for law enforcement

3. Mobile App
  • FREE App available from any smartphone App store
  • Install the P3 Submit a Tip App as directed here
  • Follow the directions given on the App