Crime Stoppers of Southeast Texas is reminding the community that January is Crime Stoppers Awareness Month. The local Crime Stoppers is encouraging all Southeast Texans to join in the effort and help create an even brighter future for the area.
Every year, the month of January is dedicated to raising awareness of Crime Stoppers’ successes and motivating more Southeast Texans to get involved, reports Crime Stoppers of Southeast Texas Executive Director Stephanie Vanskike. In 2020, Crime Stoppers of Southeast Texas received over 1100 anonymous tips leading to the arrest of 72 suspects; almost $5,000 in rewards paid; and recovered over $195,000 in property, cash and narcotics. Crime Stoppers of Southeast Texas could not do this without the information gained from its citizens nor without the investigative efforts of Hardin, Jefferson and Orange law enforcement agencies.
Crime Stoppers of Southeast Texas is a civilian 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that works with all law enforcement agencies in Southeast Texas by offering cash rewards for anonymous tips regarding a crime that has been committed, leading to an arrest or indictment. Individuals that have information about a crime can contact Crime Stoppers of Southeast Texas by calling (409) 833-TIPS, reporting through the website 833tips.com or by using the P3 Tips app on any mobile device. These tips have complete anonymity, guaranteed by law, and can lead to a reward of up to $1,000. Individuals are promised total security in reporting information about a crime that has been committed or one about which they have information to prevent from occurring.
Law enforcement finds Crime Stoppers to be an invaluable tool in gaining information that assists them in solving and preventing crimes. In turn, Crime Stoppers depends on citizens to disclose information about crimes and media partners to share information about criminal activity with the Southeast Texas community.
Crime Stoppers also relies on individuals and businesses to become partners and help fund the day-to-day expenses required to maintain this operation that has been helping make Southeast Texas communities, schools and business safer places to live. For more information about partnership opportunities, visit the website at www.833tips.com or call the office at (409) 333-4088.