Crime Stoppers

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The police provide a coordinator who acts as a liason between law enforcement and the program. The Crime Stoppers program operates as a separate entity from the police department but the police department receives the information generated, and is committed to the concept and timely use of that information. The police coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the program, and is the most visible member of the team.

The police provide a coordinator who acts as a liason between law enforcement and the program. The Crime Stoppers program operates as a separate entity from the police department but the police department receives the information generated, and is committed to the concept and timely use of that information. The police coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the program, and is the most visible member of the team.

The public provides the Board of Directors, responsible for the guidance and direction of that effort. The board is composed of concerned citizens who guide and direct the program. The board raises money to pay rewards (no government funds are used), and serve as the visible community involvement in the program. Reward money is obtained through donations from businesses, the public and donations from the courts.

The media organizations publicize the program, keeping it in the public eye with success stories and the "Crime of the Week." Every successful Crime Stoppers program also has extensive media support. Small markets may depend on local newspapers, radio, and cable television for similar coverage. The "Crime of the Week" serves two purposes; it presents a crime that police wish to develop information on and it serves as a constant reminder of the program's presence in the community.

A facebook page has been created that features wanted people, public awareness information, and asks for the public's assistance in solving crimes. Surveillance videos and photos have been posted in an attempt to help identify suspects.