Chaffee County Crime Stoppers
Chaffee County Crime Stoppers collects information on unsolved crimes and individuals wanted by law enforcement if you provide information that leads to an arrest, you could get a cash reward of up to $1000 and you remain completely anonymous.
Fear and apathy are the two biggest issues that prevent community members from assisting law officers in the fight against crime. By guaranteeing anonymity and offering cash rewards, Crime Stoppers addresses these issues and encourages members of the community to become more involved.
The Crime Stoppers program has enjoyed great success, boasting an average conviction rate of 90% on cases solved by Crime Stoppers' tips. Crime Stoppers programs worldwide have solved over a half a million crimes recovered over three billion dollars worth of stolen property and narcotics.
Three Essential Elements make up Crime Stopper Program
Citizens are responsible for forming a Crime Stoppers non-profit corporation, whose board of directors establish policy, determine amount and method of reward payments, work closely with the police and media and generally oversee the program. The directors are also responsible for fundraising and recruiting volunteers. No tax dollars are used or sought.
Crime stoppers methods, objectives, successes and phone numbers are publicized on a regular basis by the media. An unsolved crime is given special treatment with details published in the newspaper, on the radio, and in certain cases, television re-enactments.
A special Crime Stoppers phone with a well-publicized number is provided to the community. Callers are assigned a special Code number an NEVER give their names. If, after the investigation, the information leads to an arrest, the caller is entitled to a cash reward.