A (501) C 3 Non-Profit Organization
P.O. Box 545 St. Cloud, MN 56302-0545
About Crime Stoppers
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About Crime Stoppers
Crime Stoppers began in Albuquerque, New Mexico in September of 1976. Members of the local community, in partnership with the media and law enforcement, began an effort to provide crime-solving assistance to law enforcement.
The Crime Stoppers program has enjoyed great success boasting an average conviction rate of 95% on cases solved by Crime Stoppers' tips. The Crime Stoppers programs worldwide have solved over half a million crimes and recovered over $3 billion worth of stolen property and narcotics.
Today, there are over 1,000 Crime Stoppers programs in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, South Africa, Bahamas, British West Indies, Micronesia, and other nations.
Tri-County Crime Stoppers was founded on November 1, 1981. The original start-up funds came from the Mary and Susan Reker murder reward. Their murders remain unsolved as of this date.
Tri-County Crime Stoppers serves the Minnesota Counties of Stearns, Benton, Sherburne. These counties comprise 2,121 square miles of central Minnesota. It runs from Brooten in the west to Elk River in the east, and from Rice in the north to Kimball in the south.
Three essential elements make up a Crime Stopper Program:
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 the police and the media and generally oversee the program. The directors are also responsible for fund raising, and all volunteer service. Tax money is not sought.
Crime Stoppers methods, objectives, successes and phone are publicized on a regular basis by the media. An unsolved "Crime of the Week" is given special treatment with details published in newspapers, on radio, and in certain cases, a re-enactment on television.
WJON St. Cloud 6:25 a.m., M-W-F
St. Cloud Times, Wednesday edition
A special Crime Stoppers phone with a well-publicized number is provided to the community. Callers are assigned a special code number and NEVER give their names. If, after the investigation, the information leads to an arrest, the caller is entitled to a reward.
Minnesota Crime Stopper Programs:
Any effective crime stopper organization must involve law enforcement, the media and the public, all as equal participants.
Law Enforcement Agencies:
3 Sheriff's Departments
MN Department of Corrections
Tri-County Crime Stoppers of Minnesota, Inc.
Coordinator: Phil Jorgensen
President - Matt Larson
Student Representative Term Expire June 30, 2013
Terms Expire December 31, 2013
Gilbertson, D. Lee
Terms Expire December 31, 2015
As of April 3, 20131
Tri-County Statistics as of April 1, 2013
We are a non-profit agency solely dependent upon donations for our funding.