Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What Is Crime
STOPPERS is a program which involves the public, the media, and
the police in the fight against crime.
It offers cash rewards to persons who furnish information which
leads to the arrest and filing of criminal charges against offenders
and to the capture of fugitives.
Q: Who Runs Crime Stoppers?
A: CRIME STOPPERS is governed by
a volunteer Board of Directors from throughout the Quad Cities area.
The Board decides on cash rewards and raises funds for the program.
Detective Scott Williams of the Moline Police Department coordinates
Crime Stoppers and is responsible for the tip line and the day-to-day
Q: How Does Crime Stoppers Work?
A: When a concerned citizen has
information about an unsolved felony crime, felony fugitive or drug
activity, occurring in Rock Island County IL or Scott County IA,
they can call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line, 309-762-9500. Crime
Stoppers will never ask for your name! Each caller will receive an
number. The information provided by the caller is passed on to the appropriate law
enforcement agency. If the caller's information leads to a felony
arrest, the caller receives a cash reward of up to $1,000. The Crime
Stoppers board meets once a month to decide these cash rewards. The
caller then contacts Crime Stoppers with their code number for
instructions on how to collect their cash reward.
Q: Where does
the reward money come from?
A: Crime Stoppers is a
non-profit organization. The Board of Directors raises funds by
soliciting donations from concerned citizens, civic organizations,
businesses, and through fundraising events such as the Crime
Stoppers 5K Run and Car Raffle.
can I call?
The Crime Stoppers hotline number, 309-762-9500, is answered
24-hours a day. From the hours of 8:00 am until 4:30 pm Monday
through Friday, the hotline is answered by its office staff. From
4:30 pm until 8:00 am weekdays, all weekend long and holidays, the
hotline is answered by dispatch personnel at Centre Station, Moline.
So, call anytime!
Still have questions?
Call us at 309-762-9500
or e-mail Detective Scott Williams at