TIP-MONT allows informants to remain anonymous if they wish. We are dedicated to protecting the identity of informants, even to the point of not continuing with the prosecution if by doing so it would compromise the promise of anonymity. This trust, in combination with a reward for accurate information leading to an apprehension, will hopefully encourage cooperation by those who have information and might not come forward otherwise.
When an informant calls TIP-MONT they will be asked how contact can be made to arrange for follow-up information or to make reward payments. Another option is to arrange for the informant to initiate the call-back.
Of course, a successful investigation and prosecution often depends on informants to provide additional clarifying or follow-up information, sign sworn statements or appear in court if necessary. We hope to continue to receive information from concerned individuals who are willing to give their names. Even if an informant does give us their name it will remain completely confidential unless the informant authorizes its release.