The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is among law enforcement agencies that have been using a third-party website to help identify suspects for misdemeanor infractions as well as larger crimes. The site, idthisperson.com, posts the SCSO’s photos of suspects and will reward site visitors with a $25 gift card for identifying a wanted suspect.
People can remain anonymous when providing suspect identification. They’re encouraged to provide additional information when available, such as the person’s employer, what vehicle he drives, who he knows, where he lives, a description of the person’s home if the address is unknown, etc.
Participants will receive their rewards after the involved law enforcement agency confirms that their tips led to a suspect being identified.
The Bartlett Police Department also offers a similar program that involves the public in the fight against crime in Bartlett. Crime Stoppers offers anonymity and cash rewards to persons who furnish information leading the arrest and conviction of suspects. People can call (901) 382-MONY (6669). Calls are kept confidential, and those supplying information leading to an arrest and conviction are eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. See details at cityofbartlett.org/461/Crime-Stoppers.