George Co. Sheriff's Department has become part of MS Coast Crimestoppers | Crime
George County Sheriff's Department:
George County, MS – Sheriff Dean Howell wanted to continue to remind the public that George County recently became part of the Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers organization.
This nationwide organization provides cash payment to tipsters when they call the 1-877-787-5898 number. All calls are 100% anonymous and when a suspect is ARRESTED in connection with the tip the tipster is paid up to $1,000 in cash.
The calls are routed through the Crime Stoppers toll free number and immediately, and within minutes, forwarded directly to the George County Sheriff’s Office. And upon arrest, and depending on the nature of the crime which determines the amount of the payment, tipsters are paid for that tip. Up to $1,000.
How it works. Tipsters call the toll free number. A live operator will take the information and provide the tipster with a 3 or 4 digit numeric code related to the tip.
Periodically the tipster can call the number and the Crime Stoppers operator will inform the tipster if the arrest has been made and the tipster can go to a local bank and simply by giving the code to the teller at the drive up window, the teller will hand the tipster an envelope, no questions asked with the cash payment inside. No checks are ever dispensed. No names are ever known.
Sheriff Dean Howell says, “The Crime Stoppers program in an excellent program. It allows citizens to proactive, but anonymous, in helping to keep their communities safe. We can use this program as another tool to use against those who choose to commit any sort of crime in our county”.
Coast Crime Stoppers toll free number is 1-877-787-5898 or text a tip to CSTIP plus your message to 274637. Whatever method a tipster chooses to use, all tips will always be anonymous.
Information source: George County Sheriff's Department.