Tipsters also have the convenient option of providing tips online via this website. This process is completely secure and anonymous and is a very effective and efficient means of safely communicating with Crime Stoppers.
Structure and Funding of Crime Stoppers
Champaign County Crime Stoppers is a local non-profit organization. A local community board of directors operates the program and directs the program's financial and promotional activities, along with approving rewards. The board of directors enhances the community involvement aspect, and its function is vital to the programs success.
Champaign County Crime Stoppers is funded by fees collected from convicted criminals by local courts, fund raising events, and private donations. NO PUBLIC TAX DOLLARS are used by Champaign County Crime Stoppers. The rewards paid out by the program are only possible due to the support of our community.
The board of directors, made up of volunteers from across Champaign county, meets monthly to evaluate tips that led to arrests and to decide on the size of rewards to be paid. Cash rewards are distributed to eligible tipsters in a private, anonymous manner. Callers are eligible for rewards up to $1,000, but many tipsters choose not to collect their rewards.