To report a crime in progress call 911! Crime Stoppers is not monitored 24 hours a day!
WHAT IS CRIME STOPPERS?
Crime stoppers is the most successful, fastest-growing anticrime program in the country. Crime Stoppers was founded in Albuquerque New Mexico in 1976 and since that time over 800 programs have been established throughout North America. Since crime stoppers programs have been in operation over 300,000 cases have been solved.
Our local Crime Stoppers program began in Forsyth County mid-1997. This program came into existence to assist local law enforcement and focusing on crime problems in the immediate Forsyth County area.
WHY DOES CRIME STOPPERS WORK?
Crime Stoppers is designed to combat two major problems of law enforcement:
Citizens are afraid of criminal retaliation if they cooperate with police during an investigation. To combat this fear Crime Stoppers has established a system whereby collars can remain totally anonymous.
Citizens have an overall attitude of apathy. To combat this problem Crime Stoppers is offering cash rewards of up to $1000 to citizens whose call leads to the arrest of a criminal offender.
HOW DOES CRIME STOPPERS WORK?
Unsolved crimes are selected by Crime Stoppers and a reward up to $1000 is offered for information leading to the arrest of the offenders in the case. A number of locations in Forsyth County, like the courthouse, office buildings, convenient stores, etc., are selected and crime stoppers cases are posted there requesting information. Then if you have information about the crime after seeing the crime stoppers posters call the crime stoppers number at 770.888.7308.
YOU CAN BE A CAMPUS CRIME STOPPER!
You are one of the most important parts of the crime stoppers program. Watch for the displays located around the Forsyth County area of various business locations.
CAMPUS CRIME STOPPERS
To report a crime in progress call 911!
WHAT IS CAMPUS CRIME STOPPERS?
In January 2009, the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office School Resource Officer Unit and the Forsyth County School Safety Department implemented a program known as campus crime stoppers. Campus Crime Stoppers provides an avenue for students to submit Anonymous tips about non-urgent illegal activity, such as unsolved cases, vandalism, theft, the sale and distribution of drugs, possession of weapons, or information about crimes that are being planned on the school campuses.
WHY IS CAMPUS CRIME STOPPERS IMPORTANT?
The goal of Campus Crime Stoppers is 100% safe schools, and this involves more than just taking anonymous tips. Kids today are faced with a lot of dangers, dating violence, Internet predators, bullying, drugs, underage drinking, and more. We strive to get students access to people and services that can make them safe from all kinds of threats. Campus Crime Stoppers is a unique program to get students involved in getting their school safe. It's a joint effort between the Forsyth County Sheriffs Office, the Forsyth County Board of Education, and the community to keep the threat of violence, illegal drugs, weapons, and other dangerous activity off of our school campuses.
HOW DO STUDENTS GET INFORMATION ABOUT CAMPUS CRIME STOPPERS?
Campus crime stoppers is publicized at individual middle and high school campuses. Students can obtain pocket cards from their school with instructions on how to anonymously submit tips, to include text messaging. Campus crime stoppers empower students to do the right thing and create a safe environment for learning.
HOW DOES CAMPUS CRIME STOPPERS WORK?
Campus Crime Stoppers will provide the Sheriff's Office and the school system with critical information to investigate crimes and other safety issues. The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office and the Forsyth County School Safety Department have a valuable day to day working relationship enabling both governmental agencies to focus on the safety and security of Forsyth County Schools.
YOU CAN BE A CAMPUS CRIME STOPPER!
Please do your part to ensure the safety of yourself and your classmates. If someone brings drugs, a gun, a knife, or any other weapon to school, we want to know. You can remain completely anonymous, furnishing information that could prevent someone from harming themselves or others.