How it Works

Put simply it is a three part approach to solving the crime problem. Crime Stoppers relies on cooperation between the police, the media, and the general community to provide a flow of information about crime and criminals.

How do you submit tips??  Citizens can submit tips via telephone or email.  Below you will find information on how to submit a tip and the process following your submission.

Phone Call

Calls are received at the local Crime Stoppers tips line phone. Naperville Crime Stoppers tip line is 630-420-6006. This phone is a stand alone instrument which does not provide caller ID, and conversations are not recorded.

The Crime Stoppers police or civilian Coordinator receiving the information completes the tips information form, makes initial inquiries and then passes the information to the investigating officer. You, the caller, receives a Tip Number for your reference and instructions from the Coordinator on how to follow up on your tip. Calls are accepted regarding any publicized request for information or such other crime(s) the caller has knowledge of.

By guaranteeing a caller's anonymity Crime Stoppers allows the caller to give information in a positive atmosphere without the prospect of retribution. By offering cash rewards for information leading to indictment or arrests, the program encourages otherwise reluctant callers to provide information.

Email and Facebook Message

Naperville Crime Stoppers will also except tips via email at:

napervillecrimestoppers.1350@gmail.com

and through a message on our Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/naperville.crimestoppers

Tips through this format may not be completely anonymous but we at Naperville Crime Stoppers want to give tipsters as many options as possible to get involved.  So, if you do not feel anonymity is needed in your particular situation please feel free to use these outlets!!

Similar to the phone tips, you will receive a response via email or Facebook messenger with a Tip Number and information on how to follow up on your tip.

Does Crime Stoppers Work?

The answer is quite simply..YES!. Since the start of Crime Stoppers, many calls have been received resulting in thousands of arrests and recovery of substantial amounts of property. Calls have included information about burglary, robbery, assaults, and drug  offenses.

The success of a Crime Stoppers program cannot be purely judged on statistics, however, other benefits have come to notice:

  • A greater awareness in the community that there is a crime problem.
  • A willingness by the community to fight back against crime if it is given the opportunity and motivation.
  • Improved relationships between police, media, and the community.

Crime Stoppers is definitely here to stay. It has been accepted by police as a valid and effective investigative tool and the public, through its overwhelming response, appears to have accepted it as a more palatable alternative to traditional methods of giving information.