Do your part to stop crime

No one has an excuse for not reporting a crime they witnessed—especially in DeKalb County.

Since 1982, the DeKalb County Crime Stoppers has taken calls from people who have tips on any crime, and the caller does not have to reveal their name.

Beside the feeling of doing your good deed for the day, Crime Stoppers has another incentive: MONEY. If a tip leads to an arrest, the person who phoned in the information can receive up to $1,000.

Anonymous callers can keep track of the progress of their tip in order to receive an award by asking for an informant code number. They then can call and check from time to time to see if any arrests have been made, which might result in an award.

Reasoning behind the tip is not important, although it would be nice if everyone who called simply wanted to prevent crime.

But no matter what the motivation is behind the call, if it is legitimate, at least Crime Stoppers will be able to give some type of lead to the police.

Now, what reason could you possibly have for ignoring a crime in progress when you have the information that might lead to a criminal’s arrest?

Anonymity is guaranteed, you don’t have to call the police, you might get a reward and most importantly, you’ll help “take a bite out of crime.”