REPORT A CRIME TIP 616-774-2345 OR TOLL FREE 1-866-774-2345
IT'S NOT RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT.
OUR PROMISE OF ANONYMITY
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."
HOW IT WORKS
Call Silent Observer at 616-774-2345 or toll free at 1-866-774-2345, 24/7 with information about serious crimes in your community. You will never be asked your name. Instead you will be given a special code number, called a tip number that is special only to you. Be sure to save your tip number because you will need it to give more information about your tip and to claim any reward that may be offered.
WHAT SHOULD I CALL ABOUT
Silent Observer is most interested in information about serious crimes that affect the safety and well being of your neighborhood and community. Tips about arson, drugs, burglary, criminal sexual conduct, robbery, murder, weapons, theft, vandalism and people with warrants are just some of the crimes Silent Observer would like to receive information
ANONYMOUSLY REPORT A CRIME TIP
Please read before submitting a tip! If your tip needs immediate assistance it's best that you call
616-774-2345 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 will pay a reward of up to $1,000 if your tip leads to the arrest of an individual. The reward amount is based on the severity of the crime and how important the tip was to police. A reward is available for any serious crime solved with the help of a tip to Silent Observer. So if you have information about crime call the Silent Observer tip line at 616-774-2345.
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.