Solve a felony anonymously and pocket $2,000

dollarsPolice ask the community to help solve crimes for decency and the common good, but money can be another reason – now more than ever.

The TIPS hotline announced today that starting Saturday it is doubling the maximum award for anonymous tips leading to felony arrests.

The amount that has been $1,000 since TIPS started in 1982 will now go to $2,000.

The non-profit Kansas City Metropolitan Crime Commission, which operates the hotline, recently approved the change, said Coordinator Det. Kevin Boehm.

“Considering we are in our 32nd year of offering $1,000 cash rewards and similar sized Crime Stoppers programs are paying higher rewards, we felt the time had come to increase our potential payouts,” he said.

The higher amount applies to new tips as of Saturday and does not affect prior “supplement awards” that involve additional funds added to individual cases by people or businesses, he said.

Crime Stoppers is available 24/7 and information can be submitted by phone at 816-474-8477, text (text TIP452 and your information to 274637) or online at

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