Crime Stoppers

Carbondale / Southern Illinois University (SIU) Crime Stoppers is a community program that involves the public, media, the SIU Department of Public Safety, and the City of Carbondale Police Department in the fight against crime. Carbondale / SIU Crime Stoppers has recently partnered with the City of Murphysboro / Jackson County Crime Stoppers to provide coverage for the entire Jackson County population.

This provides a unique way for citizens to provide information about criminal activity without providing their name, address, or telephone number. Additionally, Carbondale / SIU / Murphysboro / Jackson County Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the offender's arrest.

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Crime Stoppers Phone Procedures

Crime Stoppers maintains two easy numbers to remember:

  • For Carbondale / SIU - 618-549-2677 (COPS)
  • For Murphysboro / Jackson County - 618-687-2677 (COPS)

The numbers are monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by members of the Carbondale Police Department and Murphysboro Police Department. You will be given a code number known only to you when you call with information. When you call back to check on the progress of your case, you need only to identify yourself by your code number. If your information results in the arrest of an offender, you become eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000. Arrangements will be made to receive your reward in cash and protect your identity.

Submit a Tip

The police seek information from the Jackson County community about any criminal activity you know about, have witnessed, have credible information about, or have suspicious activities. Anyone can call or complete the online form. Tips are not limited to publicized crimes. Information you provide will be distributed to the applicable Department for investigation.

Rewards can be paid to those who call the tip line and provide information. Of course, the police are always wanting information on the whereabouts of persons with outstanding warrants issued for their arrest; the location of suspected drug houses, rooms, or locations (parks, stores, parking areas); suspicious persons driving, walking, or cruising through neighborhoods or parking lots.

So, please, call the Crime Stoppers tip lines at 618-549-2677 or 618-687-2677. 

Help Your Community

Please help yourself, along with your county, its communities, and the university campus, by using these numbers if you witness or have any information about a crime. Cash rewards for information that leads to an arrest are also made anonymously. You have nothing to lose, and your neighborhood has everything to gain if a criminal is identified and removed.

Remember, crime doesn’t pay, but Crime Stoppers does!