What is Crime Stoppers?
Crime Stoppers is a program in which member of the community, the media, law enforcement agencies and businesses work together to solve crimes. Crime Stoppers offers rewards for information about criminal activities. When giving information about a crime, callers do NOT have to leave their name and are NOT required to testify in a court of law.
How does Crime Stoppers work?
Each week a "Crime of the Week" is publicized through the radio and newspaper. Citizens are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 243-CALL (243.2255) with information about that crime or any other unsolved crime in our area.
Each caller is assigned a number and will be asked to call Crime Stoppers at a later time to see if their crime tip resulted in an arrest. If so, the caller will be eligible for a reward.
Citizens with vital information about crimes sometimes fail to contact the police because they fear retaliation or they do not want to appear in court. The result is that many criminals are still walking our streets and committing other crimes.
Who benefits from Crime Stoppers?
Society as a whole benefits from Crime Stoppers. A criminal is taken off the streets and is no longer a threat to you, your children or your business.
How can you help?
Crime Stoppers is funded through donations from people like you - Individuals, Professional Associations, Corporations, Retailers, and Civic and Social Groups. Crime Stoppers only purpose is to make Wilson a better and safer place to live. We need your help to reach that goal. Tax-Deductible donations can be made to:
CRIME STOPPERS OF WILSON, INC.
P.O. Box 1146
Wilson, NC 27894-1146