Who is Crime Stoppers?
Crime Stoppers of Minnesota is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1979 that operates separate and independent from law enforcement. We collect information about crimes that may not otherwise be available to authorities in such a way that the person providing the information remains anonymous.
Crime Stoppers of Minnesota’s mission is to assist law enforcement in solving crimes with the help of anonymous tips provided by members of the general public. We seek to make the neighborhoods and communities a safer place to live, work and play. We provide the people of Minnesota with a safe alternative to silence.
Crime Stoppers provides an alternative to direct contact with law enforcement to report crime information. Our tools for providing information protect people and help victims! We rely on public awareness and local support from communities so that we can provide coordination with law enforcement and highlight cases in the media.
Crime Stoppers of Minnesota has no paid staff and is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. We rely on donations to sustain our continued operation.
Your Support at Work
We are funded by private donations and fundraising efforts.
Our volunteer Board of Directors includes people from throughout Minnesota who provide direction on financial and operational activities.
The Board of Directors determines rewards amounts and distributes them to tipsters confidentially.