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If you see or suspect that violent crime, an illegal gun, or drug and gang activity are taking place in your neighborhood, the worst thing you can do is say nothing. No matter how big or small it is, your information about gang activities and street gang crimes in your neighborhood is a valuable tool for police to use in the fight against gang violence in Richmond.

In some cases, your information may even save a life!

If you have a tip about gang activity, illegal guns, drugs, crimes or violent crime, or suspected gang members in your neighborhood, share that information with police through Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers. It’s 100% anonymous and your tip may even be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000:

ABOUT METRO RICHMOND CRIME STOPPERS

Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers  was formed in 1984 by a group of concerned retailers, regional law enforcement officials, and the support of the Retail Merchants Association. This makes Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers one of the oldest Crime Stoppers organizations in the United States.

Cash rewards of up to $1,000 are provided by private donations and have established Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers as an effective crime- and gang-fighting tool.

Tipsters call the 804-780-1000 tipline and are assured of their anonymity by being given an identification number. Again, no names! Approved rewards are paid out in cash by the identification number. Hence our slogan,”We don’t have to know who you are to know who they are!”

COMMON MYTHS ABOUT METRO RICHMOND CRIME STOPPERS

MYTH 1:

Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers is a police program.

THE TRUTH

Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers is a citizen-run organization that is funded 100% by private, tax-deductible donations from the community, including businesses, corporations, clubs associations, and individuals. Its Board of Directors consists of concerned citizens representing the City of Richmond, and the Counties of Caroline, Charles City, Goochland, Henrico, Hanover, and New Kent. The Board oversees the operation of the program and approves rewards to be paid.

MYTH 2:

“Tipsters” need to testify to collect rewards.

THE TRUTH

People who submit tips to Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers never need to testify or even be identified to collect rewards. Confidentiality has always played a major role in the success of this program. When you call the Crime Stoppers line 1-804-780-1000, you give your information anonymously and then you will be assigned a special code number. This code number is how you will identify yourself in all future dealings with Crime Stoppers.

MYTH 3:

Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers doesn’t pay.

THE TRUTH

Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers keeps its promises. The caller remains anonymous throughout the entire process. If an arrest is made based on the information you shared through Crime Stoppers, contact Crime Stoppers using your anonymous code number and the qualifying reward will be paid in cash. Law enforcement is not involved in the reward payment at all. Since it began, Crime Stoppers has paid over $277,000 in cash rewards.