Orange County Crime Stoppers (OCCS)
Orange County Crime Stoppers uses a three part approach to solving crimes. The first part of the program is to empower the community by providing a safe way to report criminal activity. Secondly, Crime Stoppers partners with all forms of media in the Orange County region to inform the community on how to anonymously report crimes. Law enforcement is the final part of the triangle; they follow-up on tips from community members. Crime Stoppers is a (501(c)(3) non-profit organization; the program is funded by private donations and annual fundraising events. NO TAX DOLLARS are involved.
Reward money is funded completely from OCCS events and donations from concerned citizens and businesses.Submit a Tip by Phone
Calls are received at a call center, using a toll free number: 1-855-847-6227. All phone lines are encrypted and no phone calls are ever recorded. Tips are then sent on to OC Crime Stoppers for further evaluation. By guaranteeing a caller's anonymity, Crime Stoppers allows the caller to provide information without fear of retaliation.
Submit an Online Tip
Tipsters now have the option of giving online tips to Crime Stoppers. The process is completely secure and anonymous and is a very effective and efficient means of safely communicating in today's world. To submit an online tip: www.tipsubmit.comSubmit a Tip Text
- Text OCCS plus your message to CRIMES (274-637)
- An auto-reply message will give you a unique Tip ID
- Reply to the text message to submit more information
- You may text STOP at any time to cancel you tip
UP TO A $1,000 REWARD CAN BE COLLECTED ANONYMOUSLY - Rewards are based on an arrest or missing person. Crime Stoppers cannot notify you of any approved reward, due to the anonymous nature of the program. It is your responsibility to check on the possible award through the method you have submitted to OC Crime Stoppers.Follow Orange County Crime Stoppers on Facebook!