The Crime Alert Program provides law enforcement with information on wanted suspects and pays tipsters a reward of up to $1,000. This program has been critical in generating leads to apprehend criminals in the Sacramento region. In 2008, the Crime Alert Program paid over $12,000 in rewards which resulted in the arrest of 45 people.
Each year, the Crime Alert Crab Feed generates almost 80% of the funding for the reward program. Most of the money raised goes directly to paying people who provide tips that lead to an arrest of suspects.