WHAT IS CRIME STOPPERS?
Crime Stoppers is a proven program that offers you the opportunity to tell what you know about a crime and yet remain totally anonymous.
HOW DO I REMAIN ANONYMOUS?
When calling Crime Stoppers, do not give you name. You will be given a code number to insure your anonymity. The Crime Stoppers telephone is manned by a trained representative who will take the information and ask for specific details that will help in distributing your information to the proper law enforcement agency. The Crime Stoppers phone is manned between 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Otherwise you will hear a recording with a brief message.
IS THERE A REWARD FOR CALLING?
Cash rewards are paid on calls that help solve a crime. Rewards are determined by the Crime Stoppers Board of Directors and very based on the crime. Cash rewards of up to $1,000 are paid by non-law enforcement personnel through a “coded” exchange to protect your identity.
CAN A MINOR CALL?
Of course! There is no age restriction on anyone calling. However, there are Crime Stoppers programs at the Emporia High School (EHS), which may be more comfortable for students to call. You can reach the EHS Crime Stoppers at 341-CEHS..
Everyone! Your community and neighborhood becomes a safer place to live. Young and old can show responsibility without the rear of retaliation. Crimes that have frustrated victims and officers have a better chance of being solved when we all work together.
HOW EFFECTIVE IS CRIME STOPPERS?
Since the beginning of Lyon County Crime Stoppers in 1986, nearly 300 warrants have been issued and over 600 cases solved; more than $405,000 in property recovered; nearly $700,00 of property damage cleared; and over $1,000,000 of narcotics taken off our streets.
DO TAX DOLLARS SUPPORT CRIME STOPPERS?
NO. Lyon County Crime Stoppers is supported through donations from businesses, service organizations, corporations, fund-raisers and your personal contributions.
CAN I HELP?
YES! Tell your friends, family and neighbors about Crime Stoppers. Invest in a safer community. Your contributions are greatly appreciated!
REMEMBER… Crime Stoppers gives you the opportunity to tell what you know about a crime and remain totally anonymous.
Crime Stoppers: 342-2273