Put simply, Crime Stoppers is a three-part approach to solving the crime problem in our community. Crime Stoppers relies on cooperation between the police, the media, and the public to provide information about crime and felony offenders.
DOES CRIME STOPPERS WORK?
The answer is quite simply YES! Since the start of Crime Stoppers, many calls have been received resulting in thousands of arrests and/or indictments and recovery of substantial amounts of property and seized narcotics. Calls have included information about murder, robbery, rape, assaults, drug and firearm offenses.
WHAT MAKES CRIME STOPPERS A SUCCESS?
A greater awareness in the community that there is a crime problem.
A willingness by the community to fight back against crime if it is given the opportunity and motivation.
Improved relationships between police, media and the community.
Crime Stoppers is definitely here to stay. It has been accepted by police as a valid and effective investigative tool. The public, through its overwhelming response, appears to have accepted it as a more agreeable alternative to traditional methods of giving information.