How it works

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Crime Stoppers?

Crime Stoppers is a partnership with the media, community and law enforcement to fight crime by furnishing a cash reward to an anonymous person who provides information which leads to the arrest of individuals for felony crimes. Each week the area news media gives special treatment in publishing and broadcasting details on the “Crime of the Week.”

How does Crime Stoppers Work?

When you call the Crime Stoppers line 780-1000 or visit our P3 tip webpage, 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.

Are Crime Stoppers calls recorded?

No. To ensure anonymity the calls to Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers are not recorded or monitored.

Could Caller ID identify me?

No. The Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers tip line does not have caller ID, once again to ensure the caller is not identified.

Will I have to testify in court?

No. You will remain anonymous and no one will know your identity

Who qualifies for a reward?

Only if information goes through Crime Stoppers can a person be considered for reward. If the information leads to an arrest a reward up to $1000 may be recommended.

Does the reward have to be reported as taxable income?

Once again, the caller remains anonymous through the entire process. The reward is paid in cash and the code number identifies the recipient. Law enforcement is not involved in the reward payment.

Who operates Crime Stoppers?

The 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.

How it works

Learn about our 3-Step Process.

Call the TipLine


REMEMBER: You will remain anonymous. We don’t need to know who you are.

All crime leads welcome anytime.

Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers

c/o Henrico County Police
7721 E. Parham Road
Henrico, VA 23294
804-501-5936 (NO anonymous tips)


The Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers is a 501 (c)(3) organization that relies on donations to continue providing its anonymous tip-reporting program. No county or city tax dollars are used to fund the program.

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