Crime Stoppers is a program in which members of the community, media, law enforcement agencies, and business work together to solve crimes. Citizens are encouraged, via cash rewards and a promise of anonymity, to provide information leading to the arrest or indictment of criminals.
Who is Involved?
Crime Stoppers is made up of volunteers in Rockingham County - people who are willing to take action against crime. We want our community to be a safe one, and we are willing to work to make it that way. A board of directors made up of community members volunteer time and talent to the program. A full-time, trained law enforcement coordinator has been appointed to assist the board.
How does it work?
Each week, facts pertaining to unsolved crimes are publicized via radio, newspaper, internet and television. Citizens are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers with any information pertaining to unsolved crimes. Each informant is given a code number so that confidentiality and anonymity are ensured. Rewards of up to $1000 for information leading to the arrest of a criminal provide incentive to otherwise reluctant participants.
All of us benefit. A criminal who is taken from the mainstream of our community is not a threat to you, your children, or your business. In a community where citizens work together to solve crimes, the swift, sure punishment serves as a strong deterrent to would-be criminals.
How is the organization growing?
The call volume to Crime Stoppers is growing; therefore, more of the board's efforts must go to fund-raising and collecting donations. Crime Stoppers has branched into the schools. In a joint effort between the Rockingham County Consolidated School System and Crime Stoppers, students at area middle and high schools can also participate in the program to aid in reducing school violence, vandalism, and other crimes.
How can you help?
Crime Stoppers is not funded by your tax dollars. Donations must come from private sources. It is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization, which means your donation is tax deductible. Please give to:
Rockingham County Crime Stoppers - PO Box 128 Wentworth, NC 27375-9683
If you have knowledge of any crimes committed, call us. Information leading to an arrest could be worth up to $1,000. Your identity will remain anonymous.
You can also help Crime Stoppers by giving a tax-deductible donation. Crime Stoppers of Rockingham County receives reward money only through fundraising activities and donations. No other sources are utilized.
With your help, we can aid law enforcement officers in their pursuit of criminals, and stop crime through this community effort.