Call Crime Stoppers if you
have information regarding a crime; you can earn up to $1,000 in reward money
and you can remain anonymous.
If you have information regarding possible terrorist activity, call Crime
“Working together to solve crime”
Information: Contact Crime Stoppers 712-262-6655
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Clay County Sheriff Chris Raveling
Deputy Spencer Taylor
Crime Stoppers is based
on the principle that someone other than the criminal has information that will
assist in solving serious crimes. Two concerns often keep witnesses from coming
forward. Crime Stoppers addresses both of them!
The Citizen's fear of involvement is reduced by the caller's remaining
anonymous; and the citizen's apathy is solved by paying cash rewards if the
information leads to arrest and indictment.
A local Crime Stoppers program is a nonprofit corporation involving three
groups: private citizens, law enforcement agents, and the media.
A corporate board is composed of volunteers. The board is responsible for
raising funds, determining reward amounts and making payments, and overseeing
the program in general.
Actual operation of the program is handled by the local law enforcement agencies
involved. A separate telephone line is placed within the department and a Crime
Stoppers coordinator is appointed. Callers do not give their names, but receive
code numbers- which assure anonymity - to be used in all subsequent
The caller is asked to contact Crime Stoppers again within a given period of
time. Meanwhile, the information is referred to the appropriate investigative
personnel. If the information leads to arrest and indictment of a serious crime
offender, the caller is eligible for a reward, and arrangements are made for
payment. It is not uncommon for a caller to refuse the reward.
Publicity is crucial to the success of Crime Stoppers. In order to maintain a
high profile within the community, a specific unsolved case is selected as the
"Crime of the Week." Newspapers and radio stations are furnished with a detailed
synopsis of the case, and the television stations air a reenactment of the
crime. Instructions for calling Crime Stoppers, information concerning the
reward, and the telephone number are included by all the media. The anonymity of
the caller is always stressed.