Crime Stoppers & Your Community

Crime Stoppers of Metro Alabama is proud to be a community partner working to make our communities safer. With the business community, law enforcement, and our citizens we can all work together as one to improve the quality of life for us all.

Make a Difference

Since the start of Crime Stoppers, anonymous tips have led to thousands of arrests and substantial recovery of property. We’ve received information on all sorts of crimes: murder, rape, robbery, assault, drug and firearm offenses. Crime Stoppers has paid out more than $1.1 million in rewards for information, and more than 3,000 arrests have resulted from anonymous tips. It’s simple: Make a call. Make a difference.

How it works

There are 3 ways to submit a tip: phone call, online or through the mobile app.

The Reward

Getting a reward is simple and quick. If the tip assists law enforcement in the issuance of a felony warrant, the making of a felony arrest or the solving of a felony case, the tipster will get a cash reward; rewards are approved weekly by the board. Additionally, the tipster will never have to be interviewed by law enforcement, never have to testify and will never have to confront the criminal. 

the online webtip

The online tip is an efficient method of communicating with Crime Stoppers safely and securely. Tips can be submitted through the website or through the P3 app, and the integrated two-way dialogue capabilities of the online form allow for the Crime Stoppers representative and the tipster to exchange information and updates, all the while communicating through the secure and encrypted interface.

MAKE A call

Calls are received directly through the local Crime Stoppers phone line. Our phones do not have caller ID, and conversations are not recorded. The Crime Stoppers representative that answers the phone completes the tips information form, makes initial inquiries, and then passes the information to the investigating officer.


Crime Stoppers is a nonprofit organization dedicated to making Metro Alabama safer by serving as a bridge between law enforcement and the community. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information that leads to the arrest of wanted individuals, and tipsters always remain 100% anonymous.


Crime Stoppers of Metro Alabama is a team of diverse, active and dedicated community members who provide a method for local law enforcement to receive information on crimes from concerned citizens. By offering cash rewards for information that leads to arrests, Crime Stoppers strives to make Metro Alabama safer for everyone.

If you have an inquiry that is NOT tip related you can email us at mailto: info@crimestoppersmetroal.com 

Meet the board

J. Frank Barefield Jr

President, Abbey Residential, LLC

Charles F. Knight, CPP

Vice Chairman
Founder and CEO, ARGUS Security Solutions, LLC

Chad Hagwood


Senior Managing Director & Southeast Regional Director

William L. Welch Jr

President, Industrial Chemicals

Danny Carr

District Attorney
Jefferson County, Alabama

Bob Copus

Executive Director
City of Homewood, Alabama
Deputy Chief of Police, Retired

Patrick Davis

US Secret Service SAIC

Matt Gentry

Cullman County, Alabama

Daryl Green

Chief of Police
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Matt Limbaugh


Doug McBee

Chief of Police, Retired
City of Hueytown

Randy H. Meeks

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

Joey Moore

Moore Oil Company

Bill Murray

St. Clair County, Alabama, Alabama

Mark Pettway

Jefferson County, Alabama

Johnny Ragland

Warrior, Alabama

Michael Roper

Chief of Police
City of Bessemer

John Samaniego

Shelby County, Alabama

Scott Thurmond

Chief of Police
Birmingham, Alabama

Jeffrey T. Walker, Ph. D.

University of Alabama, Birmingham

Lynneice O. Washington

District Attorney
Bessemer Cut-Off Division
Jefferson County, Alabama

Michael A. Williams

United States Secret Service