Crime Stoppers hosts successful fund-raiser

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To the Editor:

The Moffat County Crime Stoppers' fund-raiser held during Grand Old West Days was a big success.

Crime Stoppers is a non-profit, registered coorporation, managed by a civilian board of directors and supported by members of local law enforcement that serve as liaisons to the board. The program becomes a centralized collection point for information related to crimes and criminal activity that directly affects the quality of life in our community.

Citizens can maintain their anonymity, which is often a deterrent to reporting information about crimes. In addition, rewards are offered as an incentive to those who may be reluctant or apathetic toward providing information to law enforcement.

Crime Stoppers in Moffat County is a unique partnership with the media and the community working together with our law enforcement by helping solve and prevent crime. This program has been proven to be very successful in more than 1,000 Crime Stopper organizations in over 18 countries.

The program operates an exclusive phone line that is well publicized to the community. Through this line, calls are received, the caller is given an identification number for future contact and their information is documented. The information is then given to the agency liaison where the crime occurred and the information is investigated to determine if it can be corroborated. In the event that the information leads to the arrest and conviction of the persons responsible for the crime, a presentation is given to the board of directors and they make the determination on the reward. Rewards can range up to $1,000 and the caller will remain anonymous.

The phone does not have caller ID connected to it. The hotline number to call is 824-3535.

Help take a bite out of crime and call now.

On behalf of the Crime Stoppers board and law enforcement I want to thank the community, local businesses, corporations, and private citizens for supporting this program now and in the future.

Sincerely,

Raymond Beck,

President

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