Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers is a cooperative effort between law enforcement agencies in Santa Clara County, local media, and a volunteer board of directors. Our program operates a 24-hour telephone line (408) 947-STOP (7867), a website (, and the P3Tips app for the community to report crime tips anonymously. Our program allows citizens with information about serious crimes to report without giving their name or personal information. Crime tips resulting in an arrest of suspects entitle the caller (identified by a code number given to them) to a cash reward. Community members are urged to call (408) 947–STOP or submit their crime tips using P3Tips if they have information on a serious crime. Rewards up to $1,000 are offered for information leading to an arrest.




Crime Stoppers is a non-profit organization. The first Crime Stoppers program began in September 1976 in Albuquerque, New Mexico and has since grown to include over 1,000 cities and 13 countries worldwide. The mission of Crime Stoppers is to work with law enforcement, the media, and the community to promote safety for all. In September 1982, San José launched our local program originally the San José Crime Stoppers in partnership with the San José Police Department.

On August 17, 2000, San José Crime Stoppers changed their name to The Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers (SVCS) to reflect the newly expanded program and partnerships with all of the law enforcement agencies in Santa Clara County, including the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s office, the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Department and California Highway Patrol.

Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers Board of Directors

The Board of Directors oversees the program and is responsible for fundraising, engaging with our communities, and building stronger networks with our State (California Crime Stoppers) and National Programs (Crime Stoppers USA). The Board of Directors is a non-paid volunteer board made up of dedicated volunteers who share the public safety mission.

Board of Directors

Desiree (Dee) Barragan



Bud LoMonaco

Vice President


Claire Keyes



Susan Smith



Melanie Damrel

Board Member


Law Enforcement Liaison:

Lt. Jason Pierce, San Jose Police Department


Get involved!

Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers works by offering ANONYMITY to people who provide information about crimes. We gather information from a tipster who calls our answer line or submits a tip online at or using the P3Tips app. This information will always remain anonymous. Our Crime Stoppers Liaison, staffed by the San Jose Police Department, will take the tips received and forward the crime tips to the appropriate detective or agency. Crime Stoppers pays rewards up to $1,000 when the information supplied leads to an arrest.

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.


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