How it Works

Put simply it is a three part approach to solving the crime problem. Crime Stoppers relies on cooperation between the:

  • Law Enforcement
  • Media
  • General community

to provide a flow of information about Crime and Criminal Activity.


Tips can be received via telephone, text or email.

Crime Stopper Hot Line Calls:

  • Monitored and available 24/7
  • All calls are Anonymous
  • All Communications are Encoded and Encrypted
  • Tips are forwarded to proper Law Enforcement Agencies for followup and investigation
  • Tips that lead to arrest and filing of criminal charges could be eligable for a reward



The Online WebTip

Tipsters now have the option of giving us tips online. The process is completely secure and anonymous and is an 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 capabilties 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 Stopper Programs are a Citizen Owned Not For Profit organization (501(c)3 Charity). The civilian community owned board of directors oversees the day to day business operations, fund raising activities, presentations, community involvement and what ever else is needed to support and continue the success of the program.

The Crime Stoppers program is funded by private donations and community fund raising activities. NO TAX DOLLARS are involved. The rewards are paid from donations, concerned citizens  and fund raising activities.

The Board meets once a month, agenda driven, committee reports, decide rewards to be paid and  review programs progress.


Does Crime Stoppers Work?

The answer is quite simply yes. Since the start of Crime Stoppers, many calls have been received resulting in thousands of arrests and recovery of substantial amounts of property and narcotics. Calls have included information about murder, robbery, rape, assaults, drug and firearm offenses, terrorism and school issues and school violence.
The success of a Crime Stoppers program cannot be purely judged on statistics, however, other benefits have come to notice:

  • A greater awareness in the community that there is a crime problem.
  • A willingness by the community to fight back against crime if it is given the opportunity and motivation.
  • Improved relationships between Law Enforcement (police), Media, and the Community.

Crime Stoppers is definitely here to stay. It has been accepted by Law Enforcement (police) as a valid and effective investigative tool and the public, through its overwhelming response, appears to have accepted it as a more palatable alternative to traditional methods of giving information.

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Weld County Sheriff’s Office Investigates Shooting On February 18, 2017, at approximately 4:30 pm, the Weld County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the 11000 block of WCR 18 near Ft. Lupton to a report of a shooting. When deputies arrived on scene they found that an adult male victim had been struck through the right shoulder by a bullet of an unknown caliber while he was riding an ATV in the area. The victim was transported by ambulance to North Colorado Medical Center; the injury was not life threatening. Deputies are currently conducting a thorough investigation of the incident. There is no threat to the safety of the public at this time. This is an active investigation, and further information will be released as it becomes available. Anyone with information regarding this or any other crime is asked to call the Weld County Sheriff’s Office at 970-356-4015 or Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or 1-800-444-3776. Tips can also be submitted through the Crime Stoppers website at Those submitting tips through Crime Stoppers that lead to the arrest and filing of charges on a suspect(s) may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000 from Crime Stoppers.

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The Polar Plunge is coming! On 03/04/2017 the Weld County Sheriff’s Office will be participating in the Polar Plunge at Horsetooth Reservoir in Ft Collins to raise money for the Colorado Special Olympics. We are dedicating this plunge to Chuck Personius, who is the relative of one of our staff members here. In 2016 we dedicated our plane pull to Chuck. Sadly, Chuck passed away in January of this year. These events are not possible without your help. Please donate to the Colorado Special Olympics by clicking the link below. We desperately need your help! Thank you for your support!

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Warrant Wednesday.... on a Thursday!

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