Crime Alert Facts

20 Years of Dedication to Helping Police Catch Criminals

Private citizen Barry E. Rohrbach organized an initial board in 1998.

We’ve been the #1 CRIME STOPPER PROGRAM IN PENNSYLVANIA in money paid out for tips that lead to arrests for the past 15 YEARS. Rewards are paid in the event of an arrest, up to $10,000.

An All-Volunteer Organization

No one serving as a volunteer on our board is paid. We use all the money that is donated for our communication programs that run all over Berks County. We ask for anonymous crime tips so our police have leads in order to arrest those responsible for crimes in your neighborhood.

How We Do It

The tipster is given a code number (the tipster‘s name is never used) that corresponds to the crime and the tip, then watches the news media for an arrest in their case. The tipster calls back, gives the code number, and is paid a reward in cash for the tip, with- out anyone ever knowing who he or she is.

What We’ve Accomplished So Far

To date we have 675+ arrests and more than $489,000 in reward money paid out to tipsters. This may have prevented a robbery at your business, a break in at your home or a drug deal near your child’s school!

100% of Donations go to Solve Crimes!

Submit A Tip

Use the button below to submit an anonymous tip. No one will ask your name. You will be assigned a code number to track your tip. Crime Alert rewards for information which leads to an arrest of an offender and are paid in cash.

Submit a Tip

Phone a Tip

Call Crime Alert Berks County’s anonymous tip line at 1(877)373-9913. No one will ask your name. You will be assigned a code number to track your tip. Crime Alert rewards for information which leads to an arrest of an offender and are paid in cash!

Text a Tip

Text Crime Alert Berks County’s anonymous tip line by texting 847411 and starting your message with the word ALERTBERKS + your tip. No one will ask your name. You will be assigned a code number to track your tip. Crime Alert rewards for information which leads to an arrest of an offender and are paid in cash.

Download the App

Download the Crime Alert Berks County’s app on your Apple or Android device by searching for the AlertBerks app. Tips may be submitted anonymously directly through the app (you may send pictures, too). No one will ask your name. You will be assigned a code number to track your tip. Crime Alert rewards for information which leads to an arrest of an offender and are paid in cash.