Anonymous Tip Line


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What Is Crime Stoppers?
A: 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 operations.

Q: How Does Crime Stoppers Work?
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 identifying code 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.

Q: When can I call?
A: 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