CRIME DOES NOT PAY - BUT CRIME SOLVERS DOES!
Fairfax County Crime Solvers is a community-oriented program involving citizens, the business community, news media and the Fairfax County Police Department working together in the fight against crime. The Crime Solvers Board is comprised of a group of citizens who pay cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of any person or persons who commit crimes in Fairfax County or to the capture of a wanted person. Crime Solvers is not run by the Fairfax County Police Department.
HOW DOES CRIME SOLVERS WORK?
Anyone with knowledge of a crime can call the tip line. Callers do not give their names or phone numbers, and they never have to make a court appearance. When a call is received, a fact sheet is filled out which includes a brief summary of the information provided by the caller. The call taker then assigns a "caller number" to that person. That number is the only form of identification the caller will need for any further phone calls to Crime Solvers, and if and when a reward is paid to the caller. If the information provided results in an arrest and indictment, apprehension of a fugitive or the recovery of stolen property or illegal narcotics, a cash reward ranging between $100 to $1000 is paid to the caller.
WHERE DOES THE MONEY COME FROM?
Crime Solvers is a non-profit organization which relies solely on donations from local businesses and private citizens. No tax dollars are used for rewards. In short, Crime Solvers depends on you for the funds to pay those who provide the information that helps Crime Solvers fight crime!
DOES CRIME SOLVERS WORK?
Yes! Since the program began in October 1979, information received through Crime Solvers has led to the arrest of almost 800 criminals, including more than 200 fugitives, and the closure of more than 1,700 crimes, which include murders, rapes, robberies and burglaries. Over $3,291,585 in stolen property and illegal narcotics has been recovered.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
Call Crime Solvers at 703-691-8888 or 1-866-411-TIPS if you have information on:
- A crime that has occurred in Fairfax County
- The whereabouts of a wanted person
- Stolen property or illegal narcotics
If your information leads to an arrest and indictment or the recovery of stolen property or illegal narcotics, Crime Solvers will pay you cash for that information.
If you or your business would like to make a tax-deductible contribution to help Crime Solvers, you may send that donation to:
Fairfax County Crime Solvers
Crime Solvers Coordinator
4100 Chain Bridge Road, 7th floor
Public Information Office
Fairfax, VA 22030
For additional information or if you are interested in donating your time by becoming a Board member, please call the Fairfax County Police Department Crime Solvers Coordinator at 703-246-4280 or send us an e-mail.