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What is Crime Stoppers?
Broward County Crime Stoppers is a non-profit organization dedicated to solving and preventing crime in Broward County Florida. The program’s success is dependent on community involvement. Citizens of Broward County are encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers with tips and information that may help to solve or prevent crime.
Crime Stoppers serves as a clearinghouse for tips, and acts as a liaison between anonymous citizens and law enforcement agencies. When a Citizen (or Tipster) calls in with a tip or information about a crime, Crime Stoppers disseminates that information to the appropriate law enforcement agency for immediate action.
Crime Stoppers does not collect any personal information from our Citizens, so you can rest assured your identity is fully protected. When you call, you will be assigned a random Case Number. You can use this number to follow up on the status of the case. If your tip leads to an arrest, you are eligible for a cash reward. Reward monies are collected anonymously at a local bank, so your identity is never compromised.
For more information about the program see How to Help.
Crime Stoppers began in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1976 for the purpose of providing the community with a safe and anonymous method to report criminal activity. Today, the non-profit organization has grown worldwide with representation in more than 20 countries.
Broward County Crime Stoppers, often recognized as one of the most successful programs in the world, was established in 1981 at the direction of Sheriff Robert Butterworth and Mr. David Rush. The Broward County Sheriff’s Office (BSO) supports the organization by providing a program coordinator and trained staff to answer calls.
Broward County Crime Stoppers is a non-profit organization dedicated to solving and preventing crime. Crime Stoppers a self-funding entity and does not rely on taxpayer contribution. All reward monies are raised throughout the year by our board of directors through special events, corporate sponsorships and private donations. Additional program funds come directly from the criminals themselves. Broward County assesses a fine for every crime committed. The proceeds of these fines go directly to Crime Stoppers and are used to place more criminals in jail.
Thanks to anonymous tips from the community, the Crime Stoppers program works. This graph demonstrates the program’s success in clearing cases, issuing rewards, and recovering property.
|1981 – May 2014