The Hendersonville Police Department uses a variety of tools to help solve crimes, including it's partnership with Crime Stoppers.
The city began using Crime Stoppers just last year.
The non-profit Hendersonville Crime Stoppers partnership is funded by donations and allows police to receive information anonymously.
"An individual that has information about a crime that has occurred in our community is able to call in a tip via a phone line, make electronic submissions through a Web site or they can text a tip to the Crime Stoppers Program," explained Hendersonville Police Lieutenant Scott Ryan.
According to Lt. Ryan, who serves as the Crime Stoppers coordinator, the department has received a lot of credible information through the system which in turn helped solve crimes.
"If you take a poll out here of citizens, there's not too many whose lives have not been touched by crime in some way," Ryan said. "This is a way for them to get involved, remain protected and help to make our community a better place."
Tipsters who provide anonymous information are eligible to receive a reward.
So far, the Hendersonville Crime Stoppers has paid one reward.
Lt. Ryan told Nashville's News 2 even the payout is done anonymously.
"A secret meeting is arranged for them, where they are anonymous and the person who drops the award is anonymous," he said.
Tipsters can provide confidential information through the Hendersonville Crime Stoppers by texting the words TIP HPD to 274-637 (CRIMES) or calling 615-573-5400.
The Hendersonville Crime Stoppers Partnership is holding a golf tournament on Monday, August 20 at the Bluegrass Yacht & Country Club.
The tournament begins at 11 a.m. All of the proceeds raised will be used to fund the Crime Stoppers program.
To make a donation, contact chairman Mike Lane at 615-496-5443.