Crime Stoppers of Raleigh County and Surrounding Communities is a community involvement program implemented to help fight crime. Crime Stoppers encourages and enables citizens, media and law enforcement officers to work together safely and effectively. Crime Stoppers affords citizens the opportunity to provide information, remain anonymous in doing so and receive a reward if an arrest is made as a result of the information provided. By offering cash rewards, anonymity, a secure server for Web Tips and a 24-hour telephone number (304-255-STOP) Crime Stoppers encourages citizens to furnish information that can be vital in solving a crime.
Crime Stoppers prompts citizens to assist the police in the fight against crime by overcoming two key elements that inhibit community involvement: FEAR and APATHY.
Crime Stoppers of Raleigh County and Surrounding Communities started out as just: Crime Stoppers of Raleigh County. It was not long before we realized that criminals do not always operate within the boundaries of their home county. More often than not, their illegal activities carry over into neighboring counties. This is particularly true in thefts and drug dealing. For that reason, Crime Stoppers of Raleigh County broadened its territory to accept tips from citizens in neighboring communities of bordering counties.
Once a Tipster is provided a code number and the information is provided, that info is forwarded to law enforcement agencies and if the info leads to an arrest the Tipster receives a cash reward between $50.00 and $1,000.00, depending on severity of crime, number of charges, number of individuals arrested and amount of drugs or property confiscated or recovered.
Crime Stoppers has been instrumental in solving a variety of crimes and/or helping locate people involved in crimes. Over $51,000.00 has been paid out in rewards for anonymous tips that led to arrests in crimes including larcenies, attempted murders, assaults, robberies, arson, growing marijuana, distribution of narcotics, etc..
History reveals that when the 'Economy is down - Crime is up' and that trend is certainly holding true. Crime is not only happening more often, criminals are becoming more brazen!! Consequently, Crime Stoppers of Raleigh County and Surrounding Communities is stepping-up its crime fighting efforts by intensifying public awareness and offering an interactive web site for tips.
Give us your crime tip and help law enforcement officers solve crime in your neighborhood.
Crime Stoppers is a nonprofit organization (EIN 55-0728198) that is financially reliant on donations and fundraising. Crime Stoppers is comprised of community-minded volunteers and is governed by a Board of Directors who meet on a monthly basis.
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