Vanderburgh Co. launches new anonymous tip line - Tri-State News, Weather & Sports

Vanderburgh Co. launches new anonymous tip line

The Vanderburgh County Prosecutor's Office launches a new anonymous crime tip line where callers could even earn reward money. 

We Tip is now up and running, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

The number is 800-78-CRIME. Callers who use We Tip answer a series of questions, but never give their name. It's completely anonymous.

After answering the operator's questions, callers can choose whether or not they'd like to be eligible for reward money. 

It doesn't come automatically. It's based on the relevance of the information, the type of crime, and how helpful that information was to police officers.

Rewards can range from $20 to $1,000.

Vanderburgh County Prosecutor Nick Hermann says calls could be about a lot of different things. 

For example, giving names or locations of suspects or witnesses in crimes, information on cold cases, or even evidence the police doesn't know about, like security footage.

"It's a voice for citizens to fight back. It's a way for someone in their neighborhood to report something that's going on. With a population of roughly 180,000 people in Vanderburgh County, that's a lot of eyes and ears that are going to help us look out and look for crime," Hermann says.

As far as that reward money goes, if you call in a tip you can get a code name. Callers use that code name to call back later and check to see if they've earned any money. 

If you do have money coming to you, it'll tell you where to pick it up.

It's important to remember We Tip is a tip line, not an emergency line. In an emergency, still call 911.

Copyright 2013 WFIE. All rights reserved.

  • LOCALMore>>

  • Two people in custody after Evansville shooting

    Two people in custody after Evansville shooting

    Friday, April 20 2018 2:20 PM EDT2018-04-20 18:20:20 GMT
    Two people in custody after Evansville shooting (WFIE)Two people in custody after Evansville shooting (WFIE)

    Evansville Police are investigating a shots fired case in the 900 block of Judson Street.  

    More >>

    Evansville Police are investigating a shots fired case in the 900 block of Judson Street.  

    More >>
  • Francisco water tower restored after vandalism

    Francisco water tower restored after vandalism

    Friday, April 20 2018 1:53 PM EDT2018-04-20 17:53:21 GMT
    Francisco water tower restored (Source: Francisco Indiana News, Talk & History Facebook)Francisco water tower restored (Source: Francisco Indiana News, Talk & History Facebook)

    The water tower in Francisco looks as good as new. Officials say it was restored Friday after some vandals defaced it with graffiti a few weeks ago. 

    More >>

    The water tower in Francisco looks as good as new. Officials say it was restored Friday after some vandals defaced it with graffiti a few weeks ago. 

    More >>
  • UE students take part in National School Walkout

    UE students take part in National School Walkout

    Friday, April 20 2018 12:25 PM EDT2018-04-20 16:25:37 GMT
    UE students hold "die in" event for National Walkout Day (WFIE)UE students hold "die in" event for National Walkout Day (WFIE)
    UE students hold "die in" event for National Walkout Day (WFIE)UE students hold "die in" event for National Walkout Day (WFIE)

    Dozens of students took part in National School Walkout Friday at the University of Evansville. 

    More >>

    Dozens of students took part in National School Walkout Friday at the University of Evansville. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly