Crime Stoppers is a cooperation between the citizen, media and police, designed to involve the public in fighting crime. Citizens can inform law enforcement through Crime Stoppers on information that they have about a crime or potential crime. Cash rewards are offered when the information received leads to an arrest.
The Curry County Crime Stoppers program is ran by a board of volunteer citizens that meet once a month. It is not ran by a law enforcement agency. When someone calls the number listed below to report a crime, the report is forwarded to the appropriate law enforcement agency in Curry County, where it is followed up on.
The Crime Stoppers concept originated in Albuquerque, in 1976.
The offer to pay rewards for crime-solving information is an essential element of Crime Stoppers. A caller can earn a reward of up to $1,000 if their information helps clear a major crime.
A critical element of the Crime Stoppers program is the offer of anonymity for callers. To achieve anonymity, callers are given confidential numbers. Since most callers' identities aren't known they contact Crime Stoppers to provide additional information and to learn if a reward has been earned.
Phone: (575) 763-7000
Crime Stoppers International - http://www.csiworld.org/
America's Most Wanted - http://www.amw.com/