Silent Observer empowers our citizens to stand up and speak out against crime. Our anonymous tip lines offers community members a safe and anonymous way to report information about serious crime.

You Stay Anonymous


You will never be asked your name. Instead you will be given a special code number, called a tip number, and a password that is special only to you.

Three Ways to Submit Your Tip


Submitting is easy with three simple methods to help your community: online, via our Android and iOSapps or by phone

Next Gen Council

Silent Observer’s Next Gen Council is made up of passionate young professionals in their 20’s and 30’s whose purpose is to support the mission of Silent...

Candelight & Prayer Vigil


Silent Observer is partnering with the Kent County Victim Witness Unit in planning a Community Prayer & Candlelight Vigil to honor Victims of Crime on April 22, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. at the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce at 250 Monroe NW Ste. 150. 

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You stay anonymous

You will never be asked your name. Instead you will be given a special code number, called a tip number, and a password that is special only to you. You can use that number to track the tip you’ve made.

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Go Mobile!

With the Silent Observer app, you’ll be able to submit anonymous tips on the go, update and review existing tips, and access the hotline easily.

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Submit By Phone

Call 616.774.2345
No Called ID
No Recorded Calls

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Submit Online

Submit a tip
right through
our website

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Submit by App

Available for
iPhone and Android
Anonymous & Free

Support Us by Shopping Spartan Nash Stores

Silent Observer has the opportunity to earn $1,000 from SpartanNash, simply by shopping at any local company-owned store, including Family Fare Supermarkets, Forest Hills Foods and D&W Fresh Market. Through the Direct Your Dollars program, we can turn eligible receipts into cash for our organization!

It’s easy to help us “Direct Your Dollars.” Every time you shop at Forest Hills Foods or any Family Fare Supermarket or D&W Fresh Market, save your receipts. For every $150,000 in receipts we collect, we will earn $1,000 donation from SpartanNash. With your support – and your receipts – we’ll be raising money to continue to provide services to our community.

You can mail your receipts to Silent Observer, PO BOX 230321, Grand Rapids, MI 49523. We do need original receipts to earn the $1,000 donation, so please no photocopies.

Thanks to the Direct Your Dollars program, we can raise money for Silent Observer as we shop for our groceries each week. Start saving those receipts! We’ll be collecting them throughout the year.

Amber Alert!

Missing Since: Sep 16, 2019
Missing From: Bridgeton, NJ
Age Now: 5 years
Sex: Female
Race: Hispanic