The Crime Stoppers concept originated in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1976. Its success exceeded all expectations. By the end of 1986 over 600 organizations had been formed throughout the U.S. and internationally. Today, there are over 1,200 Crime Stoppers organizations throughout the world.
There are people who have information which could solve major crimes, but either because of fear or apathy they do not come forward with information. The Crime Stoppers program offers this double opportunity:
1- Guarantees caller anonymity.
2- Offers a cash reward.
Hopkins County Crime Stoppers is a non-profit organization operated by a Board of Directors made up of citizens with a wide variety of backgrounds, but like you, they share one thing in common: they want to live in a community that's as safe and secure as possible. That's why they're donating their time and effort in the fight against crime.
We cover Hopkins County Kentucky, which consists of cities such as Madisonville, Earlington, Hanson, Dawson Springs and others. There are also other Crime Stoppers programs around the State. These programs, although separate entities, are affiliated with the Crime Stoppers Association.
The News Media is an instrumental ingredient to the formula. They publicize a special case each week through radio, television or the newspaper in order to generate information that will raise community awareness and generate tips that lead to the solving of the crime.
Law Enforcement is a key part of the equation. The police detectives that staff the Crime Stoppers office take the anonymous tips, work with the media, investigate and/or follow up each serious crime and network with the entire criminal justice system to insure a speedy apprehension.
Youe donations are our lifeline to our Crime Fighting efforts. If you are interested in making a donation or getting involved. Once you decide to get involved you will find it a very satisfying and meaningful project. Helping out with your cash donation or time is one way to help.
Mail checks to:
CRIME STOPPERS OF HOPKINS COUNTY
99 EAST CENTER ST,
MADISONVILLE KY 42431
Thank you for giving so unselfishly so that our community can be a safer place to live and work.