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Crime Stoppers

Cash Reward up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest and helps solve a crime! 

Get involved and get a reward - anonymously!
Citizens are a key link in solving crime. Coachella Valley residents have more eyes and ears than all our police officers combined. As a result, members of this community see and hear things that can be used to help solve crimes - but sometimes they're afraid to say anything for fear of retaliation or "getting involved."

Through Crime Stoppers, witnesses to a crime can give information to the proper authorities without revealing their identity. Plus, if the information leads to an arrest, the witness can earn a reward of up to $1,000 in cash.

That witness could be you.

How Crime Stoppers Works
If you've seen suspicious activity, or know that a crime has been committed, simply call 341-STOP (7867). You don't have to give your name! An operator will take your information and assign you a code number. If an arrest is made, you call Crime Stoppers again, provide your code number, and a reward will be paid - no questions asked!

The operator will give instructions about how to collect your cash reward. You never have to reveal your identity or sign any receipts.



To send a text tip to Crime Stoppers follow these steps:

  1. Send your text to 274637
  2. Type "DESERTtips" at the beginning of your text message
  3. Type your message including as much detail as possible including name, description, vehicle and a clear explanation of the crime to ensure the tip can be effectively investigated
  4. You will receive a text with a Crime Stoppers code-- keep this code, it will identify you when you pick up your reward. To find out about the status of your tip, cal our tipline in about a month to find out if you are eligible for a reward with your code number.
  5. Delete your message from your outbox

About Valley Crime Stoppers
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, an organization that grew from the first Crime Stoppers program established in Albuquerque, NM in 1979. It 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.

Valley Crime Stoppers is
a non-profit organization that is supported entirely by donations from local businesses and individuals. Funds raised are used primarily for the payment of rewards. Our major fund-raising event is an annual golf tournament - but contributions are welcome year-round!

For more information
To learn more about the Valley Crime Stoppers program, call us today at 760-341-7867. All calls are strictly confidential.