CRIME STOPPERS OF LINCOLNTON-LINCOLN COUNTY, INC.
Crime Stoppers is a grassroots community action program involving citizens, media, and law enforcement - all working together by offering rewards to solve crimes. It encourages citizen involvement in making our community a safer place in which to work and live.
The success of Crime Stoppers depends on:
- Media: Publishes crime reports in order to generate tips from their readers and promotes Crime Stoppers special events and fund-raising activities.
- Law Enforcement: the Lincolnton Police Department and the County Sheriff's Office: Responds and pursues tips received through the hotline.
- The Crime Stoppers Board of Directors: The volunteer Board of Directors conducts fund raising events and makes rewards payments.
Crime Stoppers is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization. The funds needed to operate the program are generated by individual and corporate donations. In addition, Crime Stoppers of Lincolnton-Lincoln County, Inc. will conduct fund-raising events throughout the County.
About Crime Stoppers
The Crime Stoppers program is a vital component of the fight against crime. No matter how well organized, equipped or energetic a law enforcement agency may be, it cannot function effectively without the cooperation and involvement of the community. Crime Stoppers has proven itself to be one of the foremost community involvement programs in the world. It has solved over half million felony cases and recovered over three billion dollars in property and narcotics around the globe. There are currently 93 Crime Stopper programs in the state of North Carolina. The Crime Stoppers concept was first developed in 1976 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Lincoln County's Crime Stoppers program is part of a statewide association of Crime Stoppers programs, all working together to reduce crime and improve the quality of life within their communities. The Crime Stoppers concept however, has a critical difference from other programs that involve the community. Crime Stoppers programs through its police coordinators are an investigative body working with citizens as one crime fighting unit.
There are people in the community who have information which could solve crimes, but either because of fear or apathy do not come forward with what they know. Crime Stoppers gives them an alternative to calling 911, working on the assumption that in some cases people who might not otherwise become involved would do so if they felt safe and/or were motivated.
The Crime Stoppers program provides a double opportunity: GUARANTEES CALLER ANONYMITY and OFFERS A CASH REWARD. Crime Stoppers program is wholly dependent upon donations from our citizens and businesses.
DONATIONS CAN BE MADE TO:
Crime Stoppers of Lincolnton-Lincoln County, Inc.
P. O. Box 506
Lincolnton, NC 28093-0506
DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE UP TO THE LIMITS OF THE LAW