“We don’t have to know your name to know theirs.”
What is Crime Solvers? The Spotsylvania County Crime Solvers, Inc. is a community program geared toward public involvement in the fight against crime. Each week, unsolved crimes are selected as the crimes of the week. The facts are printed in the local newspaper. Spotsylvania Crime Solvers offers cash rewards up to $1,000.00, and anonymity to people who provide information that results in the arrest or resolution of an unsolved crime, recovery of stolen property, or seizure of illegal drugs.
Most of the information received by Crime Solvers is via the telephone Tip Line. The easy to remember phone numbers are 1-800-928-5822 or 1-540-582-5822. When a call is received by Crime Solvers, a fact sheet is filled out. The date, time and a brief summary of the caller's information is included. The call taker also assigns the caller a Crime Solvers number. This number is used in subsequent calls to the Crime Solvers Tip Line to provide additional information, and to determine if and when any reward is to be paid to the caller. The caller is asked to call back after the Crime Solver Board of Directors reviews the case for a possible reward. If the caller voluntarily gives their name and phone number, that information is also logged, but it is kept strictly confidential. (All callers may remain anonymous, should not reveal their identity, but may still collect their reward.) If a caller's information results in the arrest or resolution of an unsolved case, the caller is given arrangements to receive his or her reward in CASH while preserving his or her anonymity. Confidentiality has played a key role in the success of Crime Solvers, and anonymous callers are not required to testify in court.
A Crime Solvers Board of Directors, comprised of residents of Spotsylvania County, oversee the operation of the program and approve the rewards to be paid. The determination of rewards is based on information presented by the Sheriff's Coordinator. The Board of Directors has no knowledge of who called in the information -- only the facts of the case and the caller's Crime Solvers number. Crime Solvers is NOT a police program. Crime Solvers is funded entirely by private donations from concerned citizens and businesses. The Crime Solvers Board of Directors are all volunteer citizens who administer the program, raise funds, and approve and pay rewards to "tipsters". Spotsylvania Crime Solvers is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) charitable corporation. It is a citizen/business partnership that works with law enforcement and the media to obtain anonymously provided information to help law enforcement solve crimes, and in turn, make the community a safer place to live. Today there are 54 Crime Solver programs in Virginia, and over 1,000 Crime Solvers programs in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, South Africa, Bahamas, British West Indies, Micronesia, and other nations worldwide.
Phone a Tip to: 1-800-928-5822 or 1-540-582-5822 Or
CLICK HERE TO SEND A WEB TIP
NO COURT APPEARANCES
Rewards up to $1,000