Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers works by offering ANONYMITY to people who provide information about crimes.   Crime Stoppers pays rewards up to $1,000 when the information supplied leads to an arrest.

We gather information from a tipster who calls our answer line or submits a tip online on  This information will always remain anonymous from the members of the Board.  Our Crime Stoppers Liaison, staffed by the San Jose Police Department, will take down the tips and forward it to the appropriate detective or agency.  When cases lead to an arrest, the Crime Stoppers Liaison will offer a cash reward.

Once the tipster is contacted to collect a cash reward, they have a maximum of 90 days to retrieve their cash reward from the location specified.