What is Crime Stoppers?

CRIME STOPPERS is a program to assist law enforcement in the fight against crime. It is simple: See something report something! Crime Stoppers provides a safe way to report—and you never have to give your name. We are not the police! Crime Stoppers provides a telephone number and web tips to encourage residents to safely and anonymously report criminals and their activities. The Crime Stoppers Coordinator and the Crime Prevention Network Board of Directors determine the amount of awards and ensures payment to those who provide information, and are responsible for raising money to continue their respective programs.

The Tulsa Crime Stoppers tip line is a vital resource in helping reduce crime in our community. With its triangle of cooperation between the citizens, the media and law enforcement, the goal of Crime Stoppers is to make the Tulsa area a safer place to live, work and play for all residents.

“We don’t want your NAME just your TIP!”

How Does Crime Stoppers Work?
  1. Call made to 918-596-COPS(2677) is answered by a Crime Stoppers call center employee. Report taken and tipster issued a code number and passcode. – OR –
  2. Tips submitted via website. Tipster issued a tip ID number and passcode. – OR –
  3. Download Tulsa Tips through the Google Play or iTunes store to submit tips.
  4. Tip is then sent to correct police station or division for investigation.
  5. If tips lead to the arrest of a FELONY suspect or solves a FELONY crime, police notifies Tulsa Crime Stoppers.
  6. Tulsa Crime Stoppers Board of Directors meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month to approve reward payments.
How do I check to see if my tip is approved for payout?

Tipster can check on status of tip using tip ID and passcode on the Check A Submitted Tip page or call Crime Stopper Coordinator at 918-596-1336. If a reward is approved information will be given on the bank pick up. You can also check your tip by assessing your pin code on the Tulsa Tip mobile application

Does Crime Stoppers work?

Tulsa Crime Stoppers program began in 1979. Tulsa Crime Stoppers tips have been directly responsible for solving hundreds of felony crimes, recovery of millions of dollars in stolen property, and narcotics. Yes, this program works and here are the figures to prove it:

  • Since its inception in 1979, over $500,000 has been awarded for information that resulted in solving more than 5,500 felony cases.
  • Recovery of stolen property and narcotics totals over $12,000,000.
  • Crime Stoppers’ boasts a 85% arrest rate for fugitives featured in its Most Wanted program.
How do tipsters stay anonymous?

An Oklahoma State Statute signed by Former Governor Frank Keating in 2002 protects the identity of Oklahoma Crime Stoppers tipsters. All callers are given a unique TIP ID and passcode that ties you to your tip and allows you to later access.

Do tipsters really get paid in cash?

Yes!  If your information leads to the filing of felony charges, or the arrest of a felony fugitive, you will be eligible for a cash reward. You should not be asked or bring any identification for tip pickup other than your TIP ID and a password issued to you when you are notified of approval.

Where do I pick-up my CASH reward?

When you receive notification that your tip is eligible for a reward you will be given the bank information of where you will receive your cash.

What kind of crimes do you take tips on?

Tulsa Crime Stoppers offers up to $1,500 for information leading to the charging and arrest of felony offenders for felony crimes.  We will not investigate any misdemeanors.  Please do not submit tips on things such as misdemeanor traffic offenses or misdemeanor bench warrants.

Do I have to be 18 to collect a reward?

We do not ask for identification or other items that would indicate a tipster’s age.

What if I live in another area or state, how will I collect my reward?

We will send the reward payment to the nearest Crime Stoppers agency in your community and you will pick it up according to their process.

Do I have to call Tulsa Crime Stoppers directly or can I call the police and still get a reward?

Only callers to Tulsa Crime Stoppers are protected by the Oklahoma State Statute and eligible for a cash reward.

What if the crime took place outside of Tulsa?

If you submit a tip to Tulsa Crime Stoppers about another area we will forward the information to the correct jurisdiction.

What can I do to help Crime Stoppers?

Visit our Get Involved page to learn more about how you can help.

Can I make a donation?

Visit the Donate page to learn more about giving to Tulsa Crime Stoppers.


 Tulsa Crime Stoppers is a program of 501c3 nonprofit, Crime Prevention Network, Inc. Through the generous support of individuals, communities, corporations and foundations, we remain Tulsa’s leading public safety non-profit since 1971.  Your gift helps us ensure a safe and successful future for all ages of Tulsa’s community. 

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Tulsa Crime Stoppers Members are part of a group of businesses, individuals and neighborhoods that are invested in keeping our community a safe place to live, work, and play.