Working closely with local law enforcement agencies and media outlets, citizens just like you have helped Crime Stoppers become an instrumental part in protecting Southwest Idaho. Thanks to this community support and the promise of anonymity, Crime Stoppers has been able to help solve seemingly impossible crimes with few or no leads all because of just one phone call.
Tipsters remain anonymous and can earn up to $1000 if their information leads to a feloney arrest. By guaranteeing a caller`s anonymity Crime Stoppers allows the caller to give information in a positive atmosphere without the prospect of retribution. By offering cash rewards for information leading to indictment or arrests, the program encourages otherwise reluctant callers to provide information.
Structure and Funding of Crime Stoppers Crime Stopper Programs are organized as a not for profit organization (Charity). A civilian community board of directors provides direction as to the financial and promotional activities of the program. The board of directors enhances the community involvement aspect, and its function is vital to the programs success.
The Crime Stoppers program is funded by private donations and fund raising. NO TAX DOLLARS are involved. The reward money paid out by the program is from the fund raising and donations from concerned citizens and businesses.
A HISTORY OF HELPING Crime Stoppers began more than 30 years ago in Albuquerque, New Mexico, when community members, in partnership with the media and law enforcement, began providing crime-solving assistance to local law enforcement. Cash rewards were (and still are) offered to people who anonymously called the Crime Stoppers Tip line with information which led to the arrest and charges filed of the person(s) responsible for felony offenses.
Crime Stoppers programs worldwide have solved over a half a million crimes and recovered over 3 billion dollars worth of stolen property and narcotics. Today there are over 1,200 Crime Stoppers programs across the United States and around the world.
Founded in 1981, the mission of the Crime Stoppers of Southwest Idaho Program is to assist law enforcement in the identification of criminal suspects, and the apprehension of known felons who have evaded arrest for their crimes.