A proven, effective program:
Crime Stoppers programs are one of the most successful and cost effective crime fighting tools available in the law enforcement arsenal. For every one tip, 100 hours of investigator's time is saved, thus allowing crimes to be solved more quickly. That is critical during these budget tightening times.
"How can I help?"
Make a difference in your community by lending your support to this proven, effective program by phoning in tips.
Garfield County Crime Stoppers is a non-profit organization funded by your tax deductible contributions.
Contributions may be sent to:
Garfield County Crime Stoppers
P. O. Box 2784
Glenwood Springs, Colorado 81602
"Why Do We Need Crime Stoppers?"
Crime Stoppers is based on the principle that "Someone other than the criminal has information that can solve a crime" and was created to combat the three major problems faced by law enforcement in generating that information:
- Fear of REPRISAL
- An attitude of APATHY
- Reluctance to get INVOLVED
Three Essential Elements That Make Up a Crime Stoppers Program:
Crime Stoppers is a partnership between the Community, the Media and Law Enforcement.
Citizens are responsible for forming a Crime Stoppers non-profit corporation, whose directors establish policy, determine amount and method of reward payments, work closely with law enforcement and the media and generally oversee the program. The directors are also responsible for fund raising, and all volunteer service. The program is supported by the public through tax deductible donations from businesses, corporations, individuals, and service organizations.
Crime Stoppers is publicized on a regular basis by all media outlets including print, broadcast and web-based partners. Special attention is given to unsolved crime re-enactments, “Crimes of the Week”, cold cases, narcotics activity, wanted fugitives, and suspected terrorist and gang activity.
Local law enforcement agencies receive and process the anonymous tips received through Crime Stoppers, and solve the crimes. If the information leads to an arrest, the caller will be paid up to $1,000.00 for their information.