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How it Works

Crime Stoppers relies on cooperation between the:

  1. Public
  2. Press
  3. Police

Together we make a difference by providing information about crime and criminals to make the Turks & Caicos Islands safer and more secure for residents and visitors alike.

How does Crime Stoppers work?

 Make a Phone Call

Where is the call answered?
To ensure anonymity calls on 1-800-8477 are answered by Crime Stoppers in the USA. They do not have caller ID and conversations are not recorded.

What languages?
You can ask to speak to someone in English, Creole or Spanish.

Do I have to give my name?
No, nor your phone number or address! Crime Stoppers will only ask for information to help prevent or solve a crime. They will give you a code name or number if you are interested in a reward.

Will my call appear on my phone bill?
No. Any call to 1-800-8477 will not appear on any LIME billings or records.

Then what happens?
Crime Stoppers completes the TIPS information form, makes initial inquiries and then sends the information to special detectives with the Royal  Turks & Caicos Islands Police in Providenciales. They investigate then report their results to Crime Stoppers in Miami.

How will I know if I am due a reward?
Call back 1-800-8477 in 30 days. If your TIP led to an arrest you will be eligible for a reward.

How do I collect my reward if Crime Stoppers doesn't know who I am?
It can be paid in cash or a blank cheque, sent to a P.O. Box, left with your doctor or church, at a store or office. You decide!

It is that easy!

Crime Stoppers doesn't need your name,

just information!

1-800-8477

OR SUBMIT A WEB TIP ONLINE 

Tell me more?
TIPSters may also submit encrypted TIPS online. The process is 100% secure and an anonymous way to safely communicate with us by allowing you to select your own password. Our WebTip process is powered by the world's leading online tip solution provider, Anderson Software.  

What languages?
You can choose a WebTip form in English, French or Spanish.

Where will my Web Tip be sent?
To the same people who answer 1-800-8477, Crime Stoppers in the USA.

What if I want to add information later or learn about a reward?
The very unique integrated Two-Way Dialog capabilties allow the TIPSter to come back and provide additional information to their TIP at any time, but also provides a secure means for Crime Stoppers to ask questions or provide reward information back to the TIPSter through the same secure and encrypted interface.

It is that easy!

Crime Stoppers does not want your name,
just information!

REWARDS POLICIES
 

    Reward Amounts?
    Crime Stoppers Turks & Caicos will pay a reward OF UP TO A MAXIMUM OF $2,000.00 per TIP that leads to the arrest and charge of a person (s) who have committed a criminal offence.

    Eligibility?

    1. Any person who phones 1-800-8477, submits a Web TIP online or a Facebook tip and gives information that leads to the arrest and charge of an offender for any criminal offence in the Turks & Caicos Islands.
    2. This TIPSTER must be able to provide the confidential code name or number given when they called our TIPS number or submitted a web TIP online anonymously.

    Multiple TIPS about the same crime?
    1. If two or more persons provide information about the same crime, the distribution of the reward money will be decided by our Board of Directors.
    2. The Board will consider information provided by the Police Coordinator to determine the distribution of the reward.

    Information given directly to the Police or others?

    Rewards will only be paid out for TIPS that are received anonymously on our TIPS line, by a web TIP online or a Facebook tip, not if provided directly to the Police or another official.

    Rewards approval process?

    1. The Board of Directors shall decide the amount of all awards at their Board meeting normally held each month.
    2. Reward amounts will not be quoted prior to a TIP being received and the Police Coordinator has advised the Board of Directors that it led to an arrest. 
    3. Once a reward has been approved Crime Stoppers overseas is informed. It will be available for the TIPSTER to collect for up to six months (180 days) from that Board meeting. If it is not collected by then it will revert to Crime Stoppers Turks & Caicos.
    4. Should a TIPSTER try to collect that reward after that six month period, Crime Stoppers overseas will advise the TIPSTER that their request will be considered at the next Board meeting.  

    How are rewards paid?

    1. Rewards are paid in the Turks & Caicos Islands in cash, by cheque or in any manner the Board decides is reasonable. This could include by mail to a P.O. Box, deposited in a bank account or left with the pastor of your Church or with your doctor.
    2. Any deviation from these procedures, such as sending the reward overseas, must be approved by the Board prior to payment.

    Other questions:

    Please email us at admin@crimestoppers.tc.

    SPECIAL REWARDS

    Definition of a Special Reward:

    A Special Reward is offered and guaranteed by an individual, group or entity to obtain a TIP that leads to the arrest and charge of the person(s) who committed a specific crime. Crime Stoppers Turks & Caicos (CSTC) may publicize this reward provided there is a written agreement that CSTC is not the originator of the Special Reward nor responsible for its payment after the agreed expiry date. 

    Special Reward Procedures:

    1. The originator of the Special Reward must sign a written agreement that they guarantee payment of the reward and accept CSTC Special Rewards policy. 
    2. The originators Special Reward must be paid to CSTC prior to any publicity about the Special Reward and its expiry date.
    3. The payment will deposited in CSTC's bank account until either the Special Reward is paid or the publicized expiry date. Expiration is  not less than six (6) months from the date of the agreement.
    4. Notwithstanding the foregoing, CSTC shall have the right to terminate the Special Reward agreement at any time for any reason and shall return the Special Reward amount to the originator with no further obligation on the part of CSTC. 
    5. CSTC shall have the sole and exclusive discretion to determine the distribution of the Special Reward consistent with this and its normal Rewards policies.
    6. CSTC does not have to contact the originator prior to disbursing the Special Reward. All TIPS received are anonymous so CSTC does not know who gave the TIP. 

    Publicizing a Special Reward:

    1. Prior to publicizing the Special Reward the originator or its designated representative must advise CSTC in writing if they wish to be identified and how.
    2. Should a media event be held to publicize the Special Reward the originator or designated representative will be invited to discuss the purpose of the Special Reward and its terms in accordance with CSTC policies.
    3. All publicity must first be approved by the relevant Turks & Caicos Islands law enforcement representative and state the expiry date of the Special Reward. 

    Other questions:

    Please email us at admin@crimestoppers.tc.


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