Please read before submitting a tip! If your tip needs immediate assistance it's best that you CALL the tip line at 774-2345 or 911. Meaning a crime in progress, drunk driving, domestic violence in the process, and crimes occurring right then must be called in. Although web and text tips are monitored frequently, they are not always seen within minutes so it's best to call. When giving a tip we need ALL the pertinent information like full names, age, full address, what the crime is, when it is occurring, vehicle info, etc. The more information you can give will assist police in their investigation.
Silent Observer accepts tips and information about crimes in order to solve or prevent such crimes. Users who communicate their own criminal threats by making them through Silent Observer or use Silent Observer to knowingly harass another person are not considered to be Silent Observer tipsters; are not eligible for rewards; are not immune from prosecution; and are excepted from the promise of anonymity.
This is a secure site.
Your e-mail address will not be sent with this tip.
If police make an arrest based directly on your tip and the suspect
is bound over to Circuit Court you may qualify for a reward.
Upon submission you will receive a
special identification number. Record this number and use it
to check on the success of the tip
or the status of any rewards.
Call Silent Observer at (616) 454-9110
after two weeks,
Monday through Friday between 9:30am and 3:30pm
If you have information about a crime
that did not occur in the Greater Grand Rapids area, you may wish to
report that information
to a Silent Observer or Crime Stoppers Program in the area where the
crime took place.
For a listing of anonymous tip-lines throughout the
country please go to our
Tip-Lines search page ---> Search
Public Act 557 strengthens Silent Observer's promise
of anonymity to tipsters who call our tip line with information about
crime. The law protects Silent Observer's records from subpoena unless
the information would clear a defendant of guilt. "The guarantee
of anonymity is the most important element of Silent Observer and Crime
Stoppers programs," said Chris Cameron, Executive Director of Silent
Observer. " It is what makes our program a vital tool in obtaining
leads to assist investigators in solving crime."