The Online WebTip
Tipsters now have the option of giving us tips online. The process is completely secure and anonymous and is a very effective and efficient means of safely communicating with us in today's world. Our WebTip process is powered by the world's leading online tip solution provider, Anderson Software.
The very unique integrated Two-Way Dialog capabilities allow the tipster to come back and provide additional information to their tip at any time, but also provides a secure means for the coordinator to ask questions or provide reward information back to the tipster through the same secure and encrypted interface.
Structure and Funding of Crime Stoppers
Crime Stoppers of El Paso Inc. is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization (Charity). Our board of directors is made up of volunteer members of our community. The board of directors provides direction as to the financial, promotional, and especially the most crucial part of any non-profit, fundraising activities for the program. The board of directors does not get involved or have access to the information provided to the program or any of the investigations. That aspect is handled by assigned coordinators from a law enforcement agency that act as liasions between the program and law enforcement.
Tips are paid through a combination of donations and probation fees. The equipment, and daily operations of the program are also paid by funds raised by the program. Those costs include; computers, phone lines, call center service, specialized software for tips, and the filming of Crimes of the Week for distribution to the news media.
The Crime Stoppers of El Paso, Inc. board of directors, is also responsible for approving or denying any reward amounts presented to the board by the law enforcement liasion.