What makes a good tip?
Tips that are accurate, timely and detailed are more likely to be verified and rewarded, especially if the information concerns activities or persons of particular interest to NAVCENT and the U.S. military. A tip provider’s accurate contact details, including email or phone number, are also important.
Rewardable information includes tips or nonlethal assistance that that supports counter-terrorism operations or leads U.S. naval forces to successfully seize illicit cargo such as illegal weapons or narcotics. This includes, but is not limited to, information on:
· Nefarious means of raising money to finance terrorism, including illegal smuggling of materials being utilized to finance individuals or groups.
· Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), recovered UAV devices or parts, weapon caches, explosives or chemical weapons.
· Individuals or organizations planning international terrorist acts against U.S. persons or property.
· Individuals or organizations responsible for a terrorist act already committed.
· Force protection, including information that assists in prevention and avoidance of terrorist acts.
· Terrorist group operations and how the organizations obtain, use and transfer funds.
· Lone-wolf attacks against U.S. forces.
Is the NAVCENT tip line multilingual?
NAVCENT linguists staffing the tip line are fluent in Arabic, Farsi and English. The tip reporting website is translated in Arabic, Dari, Farsi, Pashto and English. Tips can be reported by calling +973 3914-5845 or by going to https://dodrewardsprogram.net/.
What happens after the tip is received?
After a tip is received, the information is translated and shared with NAVCENT staff for vetting. If the information is verified and acted upon, the individual who provided the tip may qualify for a reward. If a reward nomination is validated, NAVCENT will arrange payment to the tip provider through direct cash payment, electronic funds transfer, or a non-monetary item (e.g., a boat, vehicle, food or equipment).
The value of each rewardable activity varies. The more unique and important the information, the higher potential value of the reward. Assessing the reward value depends on many different factors that will be considered by NAVCENT officials during the reward validation process.