Crime Stoppers

Crime Stoppers is a unique program that brings together business, law enforcement and ordinary citizens to fight crime and make our community safer. Through Crime Stoppers, local newspapers, radio and television stations publicize unsolved crimes. Citizens who know the information are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 336-727-2800, en Español 336-728-3904. Confidentiality is assured by assigning callers a code number instead of asking for their name. This code number is then used for all dealings with the caller.

If the information from a caller leads to an arrest, the recovery of stolen property or the seizure of illegal drugs, the caller is eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000. Local businesses and individuals participate by making tax-deductible contributions to Crime Stoppers. No tax dollars are used to pay cash rewards. Crime Stoppers is administered by a volunteer board of directors who are assisted by a trained coordinator in the Winston-Salem Police Department.

Send a Text to Crime Stoppers

You can now send tips on criminal activity to Crime Stoppers through Text Messaging.

  • Text biteback (then your message) to 274637

Confidential Online Form

Tips may also be submitted by completing a confidential online form. The form cannot be traced, to protect your identity. Access the Crime Stoppers Tip Form.

Join The Crime Stoppers Team

Crime Stoppers relies solely on donations from private citizens, local businesses and civic groups. To join the team, please send your tax-deductible contribution to:
Crime Stoppers
P.O. Box 1707
Winston-Salem, NC 27102

You call 336-727-2800 for more information.

Crime Stoppers' Statistics 1981 to 2017 (as of March 2017)

  • Arrest: 25,292
  • Forfeitures: $4,860,507
  • Homicides Cleared: 25
  • Narcotics Recovered: $17,743,907
  • Property Recovered: $6,730,351
  • Rewards Paid: $538,225
  • Total Cases Cleared: 10,751