Frequently Asked Questions

Is Lodi Area Crime Stoppers only for the Lodi Area?

Yes.  Lodi Area Crime Stoppers covers the entire Lodi and surrounding area (unincorporated San Joaquin County north of Eight Mile Road).

Many other Crime Stopper programs exist in the USA and other parts of the world and share information obtained depending on jurisdictional areas.  We also work with surrounding agencies to support a safer community.

Is Lodi Area Crime Stoppers part of the police department?

No.  Lodi Area Crime Stoppers is a non-profit organization.  It is managed by a volunteer board of directors comprised of community leaders and local businesses owners.

How am I rewarded for a tip?

If the information you have provided leads to an arrest or the capture of a fugitive, Lodi Area Crime Stoppers gives a cash reward to the caller using the secret code they were provided.

The caller can then pick up the cash at a local bank with just their code. Since the reward is paid in cash, there is no way to trace the reward to the recipient.

How much does Lodi Area Crime Stoppers pay for rewards?

Lodi Area Crime Stoppers pays up to $1000 per charge or incident.  The amount of the reward depends on what the person is wanted for. Crime Stoppers pays more for felonies than for misdemeanors.

The rewards are determined on a case-by-case basis by the Lodi Area Crime Stoppers Board of Directors at their monthly meeting.

How can I report a crime?

Citizens who witness a crime in the Lodi and surrounding areas can:

  1. Call 209-369-CRIME (209-369-2746), any time of the day or night and report what you know. Callers should not give their names, and are assigned a secret code.
  2. Submit a Web Tip.
  3. Text CRIMES (274637) and being your message with CASH4TIPS.  (Further Instructions)

Anyway you do it you will remain completely anonymous.

If your information leads to an arrest, you are eligible to receive a cash reward. The amount of the reward, up to $1,000 will be determined by the type of crime committed.