Calls are received at the local East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers tips line phone. This phone is a stand alone instrument which does not provide caller ID, and conversations are not recorded. The Crime Stoppers Coordinator receiving the information completes the tips information form, makes initial inquiries and then passes the information to the investigating officer. Calls are accepted regarding any publicized request for information, such as "Featured Crimes" or other high profile crime(s) the caller has knowledge of.

By guaranteeing a caller's anonymity Crime Stoppers allows the caller to give information in a positive atmosphere without the prospect of retribution. By offering cash rewards for information leading to indictment or arrests, the program encourages otherwise reluctant callers to provide information.

If you wish to submit a tip and potentially receive a reward of up to $1,000 call the East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers at 865-215-7165 or visit our website www.easttnvalleycrimestoppers.orgthrough our mobile app at P3 TIPS, or text **TIPS (8477).