Crime Stoppers encourages members of the community to assist local law enforcement agencies in the fight against crime by overcoming the two key elements that inhibit community involvement: fear and apathy.

Crime Stoppers provides a telephone number and Web Tips to encourage citizens in the community to volunteer vital information helpful to law enforcement agencies to fight against crime.

Callers can remain anonymous and are eligible to recieve a cash reward if the information given solves an unsolved felony or serious misdemeanor crime or leads to the arrest of a felony fugitive. Waco Crime Stoppers also pays for the recovery of stolen property or the seizure of narcotics.

Crime Stoppers relies on volunteer Directors and tax deductible contributions from the public in order to operate the administration of the program.