What is Adams County Crime Stoppers?
Adams County Crime Stoppers is an organization of citizens against crime. Adams County Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards of up to $2000 to anyone furnishing anonymous information that leads to the solution of crimes, including those committing serious felony crimes, and fugitives. Information is received through anonymous Crime Stoppers tips that are received through a secure tips line. Each caller is assigned a code number for the purpose of insuring anonymity.
The Three Essential Elements That Make Up a Crime Stoppers Program
COMMUNITY- MEDIA- LAW ENFORCEMENT
Citizens are responsible for forming a Crime Stoppers organization, 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.
Local law enforcement agencies receive and process the anonymous tips received through Crime Stoppers. If the information leads to a solution to a crime, the caller will be paid up to $2,000.00 for their information.
Why Do We Need Crime Stoppers?
Crime Stoppers is based on the principal 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
Crime Stoppers resolves these problems by offering anonymity to people who provide information about crimes and paying rewards when the information supplied leads to an a solution of a crime.