The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), in conjunction with the Office of the Governor and Texas Crime Stoppers, has implemented the Texas Stash House Rewards Program. The new program, funded by the Governor's Criminal Justice Division, is designed to encourage Texans to help combat transnational crime by anonymously reporting information on stash houses used to facilitate human trafficking, drug smuggling and smuggling of people.
Texas Crime Stoppers will pay rewards up to $2,500 for information leading to the identification of stash houses used in transnational crimes. For decades, paying rewards to anonymous tipsters has been a proven method in the apprehension of criminals in Texas. The Texas Stash House Rewards Program builds on the success of the state's existing tipster reward programs: the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives and Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders programs.
To be eligible for the cash rewards, anyone with information on stash houses can provide anonymous tips in four different ways:
ALL TIPS ARE ANONYMOUS
REGARDLESS OF HOW THEY ARE SUBMITTED