Crime, Legal Related

CRIME STOPPERS OF LUFKIN INC

Cash Rewards for Anonymous Information

aka LUFKIN CRIME STOPPERS

LUFKIN, TX

Mission

Founded in 1982, Crime Stoppers of Lufkin, Inc. exists to reduce crime in communities throughout the Deep East Texas region and to reduce the crime prevention and crime-solving burdens on area law enforcement (LE) agencies by: - Offering anonymity and rewards for crime-solving information to encourage community involvement in the fight against crime; - Assisting LE personnel in identifying and locating criminals; - Distributing multi-media materials concerning crime prevention, unsolved crimes, and wanted persons; - Training and advising LE personnel; - Facilitating the flow of information between LE agencies and personnel; and - Providing crime prevention and crime-solving assistance to law enforcement agencies and crime stoppers programs outside the Deep East Texas region.

Ruling Year

1983

Executive Director

JB Smith

Main Address

PO Box 456

LUFKIN, TX 75902 USA

Keywords

crime, prevention, law, anonymous rewards

EIN

75-1845003

 Number

4929991794

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Crime Prevention N.E.C. (I20)

Delinquency Prevention (I21)

Crime, Legal Related N.E.C. (I99)

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The fear of reprisal and general apathy of many witnesses to crime are obstacles to the law enforcement agencies charged with solving and preventing crime. Public information law intended to ensure an open and accessible government also ensure that the identities of individuals who cooperate directly with law enforcement officers/agencies are revealed to the criminals and news media.

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Crime Stoppers of Lufkin exists to reduce crime in communities throughout the Deep East Texas region and to reduce the crime prevention and crime-solving burdens on area law enforcement agencies.

To reduce crime in communities throughout the Deep East Texas region and reduce the crime prevention and crime-solving burdens on area law enforcement agencies, Crime Stoppers of Lufkin:

- Offers anonymity and rewards for crime-solving information in order to overcome the fear and apathy that typically inhibit community involvement in assisting law enforcement agencies in the fight against crime;
- Assists law enforcement personnel in identifying and locating criminals;
- Promotes the Crime Stopper program and crime prevention efforts by creating and distributing multi-media materials and information concerning crime prevention, unsolved crimes, and wanted persons;
- Trains and advises law enforcement personnel who participate in the Crime Stoppers program;
- Initiates and encourages the flow of information between law enforcement agencies and personnel; and
- Provides crime prevention and crime-solving assistance to law enforcement agencies and crime stoppers programs outside the Deep East Texas region.

Under Texas statutes, a Crime Stoppers organization, such as Crime Stoppers of Lufkin, may communicate with persons with knowledge of crimes and share with law enforcement the information received from such persons ("tipster") without revealing to law enforcement the identity of the "tipster" and while offering rewards for crime-solving information.

Crime Stoppers of Lufkin monitors the numbers of anonymous tips received, crimes solved, and rewards paid. Additionally, Crime Stoppers of Lufkin involves area law enforcement officers and agency administrators in the review process to ensure their crime-solving and crime-prevention needs are met.

To date, Crime Stoppers of Lufkin has received more than 22,000 anonymous tips regarding crimes and fugitives. Those tips assisted law enforcement in more than 7,000 arrests and case clearances, and the recovery and seizure of more than $4,000,000 in property and narcotics.

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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