Crime Stoppers of the Quad Cities was founded in 1982.  Crime Stoppers encourages members of the community to assist local law enforcement agencies in Rock Island County, Illinois and Scott County, Iowa, in the fight against crime by overcoming the two key elements that inhibit community involvement: fear and apathy.

Crime Stoppers provides a telephone number, mobile application (P3 Tips) and Web Tips to encourage citizens in the community to volunteer vital information helpful to law enforcement agencies to fight against crime.

Callers can remain anonymous and are eligible to receive a cash reward if the information given leads to a felony arrest.

Crime Stoppers relies on volunteer Directors and tax deductible contributions from the public in order to pay cash rewards.