About Us

About Our Program

Delaware Crime Stoppers is a member of Crime Stoppers USA and the National Crime Stoppers organization that spans the United States. Together, these organizations have built a network of local US programs that work together to help prevent and solve crime in communities and schools within our state and across the nation.  Delaware Crime Stoppers will strive to become an effective deterrent to crime by assisting local law enforcement agencies to resolve outstanding crimes, aid in the apprehension of criminals, and to enhance the quality of life in our state by helping prevent crime.

Delaware Crime Stoppers is seen as the Premiere Community Based Crime Solving Program in the State of Delaware.

Our Goals Include:

1) Supporting existing community and school crime fighting programs.

2) Encouraging and assisting the growth of community and school Crime reporting programs throughout the State of Delaware.

3) Enabling Crime Stoppers to be the most cost effective crime solving tool for law enforcement.

4) Maintaining a strong communications network within the State of Delaware and among US Crime Stoppers programs, law enforcement, media and the general public.

When you see a crime in progress the first thing to do is dial 911. Delaware Crime Stoppers is NOT a law enforcement agency nor are we an emergency reporting center. Delaware Crime Stoppers is a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization.

If contacting a police agency is not a good option for you and you would like to report a crime anonymously, then call the Delaware Crime Stoppers Tip Line 1-800-TIP-3333, Submit a tip on the button above or just search for P3 Tips mobile app available on the iOS and Android platforms for free and provide your anonymous information with your mobile device.

Delaware Crime Stoppers accepts information on any crime or fugitive. We forward the information to the appropriate law enforcement agency for investigation and if your tip leads to an arrest we pay you CASH!

Delaware Crime Stoppers also accepts information concerning welfare and medical fraud.

Rewards are based on various factors of the crime. Our Tipsters are treat our in a confidential and professional manner. We guarantee anonymity by never asking for or taking your name, retaining contact info, or identity. Phones are not equipped with caller ID and are washed through a forwarded number, nor are email IP addresses recorded within our anonymous tip reporting systems. We know you only by your assigned code number referred to as your Tipster ID number.

Police will NOT come to your home – it really is completely ANONYMOUS. 

Best of all, we pay CASH REWARDS if your tip leads to an arrest.

Mission Statement

Delaware Crime Stoppers, established in 1983, is dedicated to serving our community and all of Delaware Law Enforcement.   Crime Stoppers aids law enforcement agencies by increasing community awareness of Crime Stoppers through educational programs, effective tip programs resulting in arrests, providing law enforcement with the resources to increase effectiveness thus building a strong partnership with law enforcement.

What is Crime Stoppers?

Delaware Crime Stoppers program is a non-profit organization led by dedicated citizens against crime. Delaware Crime Stoppers is part of the global network of Crime Stoppers USA and Crime Stoppers International.  Delaware Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards of up to $5000 to persons providing anonymous information that leads to the arrest of criminals and fugitives. Delaware Crime Stoppers receives information through anonymous and secure tip lines or through a secure web connection. Our 1-800-TIP-3333 is supported by our call center at Crime Scene Information, Inc., Each call is answered by a trained professional and is assigned a code number for the purpose of follow up while insuring anonymity.

Why Do We Need Crime Stoppers?

Crime Stoppers is based on the principal that someone other than the criminal has information that can solve a crime and was created to combat the three major problems faced by law enforcement in generating that information:

  • Fear of REPRISAL 
  • An attitude of APATHY 
  • Reluctance to get INVOLVED

Crime Stoppers resolves these problems by:

  • Offering ANONYMITY to people who provide information about crimes.
  • Paying REWARDS when the information supplied leads to arrest.


Three Essential Elements Make Up our Crime Stoppers Program

Crime Stoppers is a partnership between the Community, the Media and Law Enforcement.


Delaware citizens were responsible for forming a Crime Stoppers non-profit corporation whose directors establish policy, determined amount and method of reward payments, work closely with law enforcement and the media and generally oversee the program. Our directors are also responsible for fund raising, and all volunteer services. Delaware Crime Stoppers programs are supported by the public through tax deductible donations from businesses, corporations, individuals, service organizations along with various grants.


Crime Stoppers is publicized on a regular basis by all media outlets including print, broadcast and web-based partners. Special attention is given to unsolved crimes, cold cases, narcotics activity, wanted fugitives, and suspected terrorist and gang activity.

Law Enforcement

Local law enforcement agencies receive and process the anonymous tips received through Crime Stoppers. If the information leads to an arrest, the Tipster will be paid up to $5,000.00 for their information.