Albuquerque Metro Crime Stoppers is a central New Mexico nonprofit organization that makes the community safer by partnering with law enforcement and the media to solicit and reward anonymous tips that prevent, stop and solve crimes.
They are a community organization that solicits anonymous tips about crimes and criminals, and then pays small rewards when tips lead police to make an arrest.
Albuquerque Metro Crime Stoppers serves Bernalillo, Sandoval, Valencia, and Torrance Counties, originating in Albuquerque in 1976 after a senseless, brutal murder. The organization has grown to include more than 1,200 programs in some 24 countries.
Over 1.25 million cases have been solved worldwide through tips accepted by phone, P3 Mobile app or web tips at P3tips.com.
Tips are passed through a software program that masks all sender information. Though veteran detectives receive the tips, the sender’s identity is unknown.
Authorities are only searching for information regarding crimes, not your name. Rewards for valid tips range from $25 to $1000. They are paid in cash and kept small to ensure that callers can remain anonymous.
Every reward is approved by the Board of Directors, community members who oversee the program and work to raise funds.