Abilene Crime Stoppers, Inc.

Abilene, TX   |  http://[email protected]

Mission

Founded March 1981, Abilene Crime Stoppers, Inc. mission is to carry out a community offensive against crime through law enforcement, the media and citizen involvement, encouraging all citizens to report anonymous information about criminal activities. Offering rewards for information that helps Law Enforcement solve unsolved crimes, and arrest wanted fugitives. Abilene Crime Stoppers, achieve this goal by maintaining a Crime Stoppers Hotline, 325 676-TIPS, Website www.abilenecrimestoppers.com and free P3Tips App for smart phones. Where anonymous tips can be communicated and received.

Tips are then forwarded to the investigating law enforcement agency helping to solve unsolved felony crimes and arrest wanted fugitives. By offering a cash reward and guaranteeing anonymity, helps tipsters to overcome their fear of retaliation and their reluctant to be involved. It gives tipsters the ability to cooperate with their respective law enforcement agencies and keep their community safer.

Abilene Crime Stoppers under its umbrella funds and oversees the Campus crime stoppers program, known as Abilene Taylor County Campus Crime Stoppers. This program includes Abilene Independent School District (AISD), Wylie ISD, Trent ISD and Jim Ned ISD. The campus crime stoppers program is coordinated through the school resource officer (SRO) or school administrator or sponsor that has been assigned to the campus crime stoppers program. Tip received about criminal activity on campus is forwarded to the school resource officer or proper law enforcement agency for follow-up, helping to keep our schools safer for all students to learn and become leaders of tomorrow.
Abilene Crime Stoppers encompasses all communities and Independent school districts in Taylor County, Texas.

Ruling year info

1981

Principal Officer

Mr. Rick Dorman

Main address

PO Box 717 450 Pecan Street

Abilene, TX 79604 USA

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EIN

75-1753978

NTEE code info

Citizen Participation (W24)

Law Enforcement Agencies (Police Departments) (I60)

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

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Abilene Crime Stoppers, Inc.

Abilene Crime Stoppers encourages members from the community to assist local law enforcement agencies in the fight against crime by overcoming the three key elements that inhibit community involvement: fear, apathy and reluctance to get involved.

Population(s) Served

They don’t lurk in the dark with magnifying glasses, but despite their nonchalant appearances, they are some of the best eyes in the business. Found walking down the halls around the world, they are students, and most don’t even know their potential as sleuths.
The Scholastic Crime Stoppers Program has taken them into incredible investigations capable of changing their institutions into a safer, more enjoyable place to live and learn

The Abilene Independent School District (AISD) the Wylie ISD along with Trent ISD and Jim Ned ISD makes up the Abilene Taylor County Campus Crime Stoppers (ATCCCS) program and operates under the umbrella of Abilene Crime Stoppers, Inc. The campus Crime Stoppers program is coordinated through the School Resource Officer (SRO) or school administrator of a sponsor who has been assigned to the campus crime stoppers program for taking tip information and forwarding it to the SRO or proper agency for follow-up.

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Our goal is to continue to make our communities safer, through all public forms, encouraging all citizens if they know something to say something, by giving them the opportunity to report what they know to law enforcement.

Abilene Crime Stoppers, Inc. will continue to use all forms of public media, i.e. radio, TV, Facebook, twitter and Instagram, working closely with law enforcement to bring crime awareness to the public. Therefore; encouraging the public to come forth with crime-solving information.

Our program has a strong long time working relationship with all the media and law enforcement. We have an executive director that has an extensive background in law enforcement and the crime stoppers program. Our board of directors are community leaders all of whom are dedicated in continuing our program's success.

Abilene Crime Stoppers has helped to make our communities and schools safer by assisting law enforcement in solving 9,637 cases. 7,120 arrests have been made. 1,096 weapons recovered, 366 of those removed from our school campuses. We have helped to recover $3,101,123.00 in stolen property, and removed $1,696,333.00 in illicit narcotics. All through the tip's crime stoppers has received.
Our program is still striving to make our communities safer and to make all citizens aware of our program. That crime stoppers is definitely here to stay. That it has been accepted by law enforcement as a valid and effective investigative tool. To help the public, understand and accepted it as a more palatable alternative to traditional methods of giving information, due to fear. We strive to inform the public that we are a nonprofit organization not connected to the City or County Government but due to working so close with law enforcement we are often believed to be a part of the city or county.

Financials

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Abilene Crime Stoppers, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 07/05/2017
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Board co-chair

Mr. Wes Bennett

Edward Jones Investments

Term: 2017 - 2018


Board co-chair

Mr. Philip Wicker

Wicker Pack and Mail

Term: 2017 - 2018

Mike Bannister

First Bank Texas

Charles Hughes

Bill Reed Distributing

Peter Agnell

General Tire

Patrick Alford

Dyess AFB Civilian Coordinator

David Ballard

State Farm Insurance

David Collins

Abilene Regional Medical Center

Randy Burchell

Burchell, Denson & Morrison P.C.

Armando Calderon

Arrow Ford, Inc.

E. R. Goode

Retired

Gary Grubbs

Lawrence Hall Chevrolet

Chad Fulkerson

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Debbie Hurt

Co-Owner Pest Patrol

Karla Hutchinson

Owner American Classifieds

Joey Light

Superintendent Wylie Independent School District

Mike Newton

Principal, Abilene Independent School District

Peggy Manning

Realtor

Cindy Ramsey

Retired

Matt Robinson

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Ben Russell

Coleman County State Bank

Mark Spurlock

Benchmark Business Solutions

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