Crime Stoppers of Somerset County
works in partnership with law enforcement, the media
and residents of the county to promote safer communities.
As part of this ongoing effort, Crime Stoppers supports
a tips line, 1-888-577 TIPS,
that is answered by Crime Stopper coordinators in the
Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office. Tips
can also be submitted by using the Crime Stoppers Online TIPS
information, whether received through a call to the
tips line, by email, or through the Online Tips Form,
is passed on to the appropriate law enforcement agency
within Somerset County or, if necessary, to a law enforcement
agency outside the County
Crime Stoppers of Somerset County pledges that every
effort will be made to maintain the anonymity of all
callers to the tips line as well as anonymity to those
responding via email or TIPS Online. Callers are not
asked to give their name or any other identifying information.
There is no caller ID on the telephone lines and the
calls are not recorded, even for quality control purposes.
TIPS Online can be submitted without providing a name
or email address.
Each caller to the tips line is given a confidential
code number that is used in all future communications.
Callers are instructed to call back for information
about progress on the case. At no time does anyone
from law enforcement contact the caller. This code
number is the only identification required to collect
the cash reward if the information provided results
in an arrest, indictment, or the solving of a crime.