Cook County Crime Stoppers brings together citizens, law enforcement agencies, businesses and the media to fight felony-level crime. It encourages people to anonymously report tips on crime and thereby be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000. People can call 1-800-535-STOP or Text2Tip at "CRIMES" (274637)(begin your text with 'CPD' followed by the information you want to provide), any day to report their tips. Callers never have to give their name, just their information. Crime Stoppers gets these tips to the proper law enforcement agency for action. Since its launch in 1986, Crime Stoppers has helped federal, state and local law enforcement agencies recover over $25 million in property and illegal narcotics. Crime Stoppers has programs to combat illegal gun possession and use, domestic violence, fraud, illegal drug and gang activity, auto theft, campus violence and felony-level animal abuse, among others.