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Why would someone want to call William and Mary Crime Line?

There are several reasons. The first, people just don't want to get involved in the often drawn out court procedures. On the other hand, they don't want the criminal to go undetected either. Another caller may just want sweet revenge on the ex-spouse, roommate, boyfriend, or co-conspirator. Others just think their information might be helpful in general.

Who calls William and Mary Crime Line?

Concerned citizens, concerned friends, ex-lovers, those associated with drug use and criminal associates.

How are the reward amounts determined?

We use a scale which gives points for: the type of crime solved; the number of arrests made; risk to the caller, if any; the value of recovered property or seized narcotics. All or any of the above will equate to a reward value.

How do I get paid if I'm an anonymous caller?

You are issued a confidential code number when your information is relayed to William and Mary Crime Line. You maintain contact by checking on the status of your information.

Are the phones traced?

Absolutely not! William and Mary Crime Line has separate phone lines for Crime Line callers. They have never been recorded or traced and never will. That would destroy the trust in our local programs.

Are the phones recorded?

No! We only have a voicemail answering service where you can leave a message concerning your report for those after hours calls. Our intention is to make reporting your Crime Line tips as easy as possible. We have no desire to know who you are.