What is a Crime Stoppers Program?

All CrimeStoppers programs share a common goal: they exist to help law enforcement agencies to solve crimes.  In every community there are people who have information that never reaches officials.  Most expert agree that two factors impede the flow of information - fear and apathy.  Crime Stoppers programs overcome these obstacles and provide a new channel for knowledge and the flow from the public to the police.

"Crime Stoppers" may not seem like the appropriate name because the crime has already been committed when the information is called in.  But it is the mission and hope to stop future crime by getting the word out to those that may consider criminal activity, that someone is watching.  It could be a best friend, your mother, your partner in the crime and they might report you.  Hopefully, this knowledge will cause them to reconsider, thus preventing future crimes.