Crime Stoppers is an international program that was formed in 1976 when a police officer in Albuquerque, New Mexico, disturbed by an increasing number of unsolved crimes and the steadily climbing crime rate, developed the idea that became the present Crime Stoppers program. Following about six months of planning and preparation, Osage County's Crime Stoppers organization became an official public non-profit corporation on June 18, 1998.
Crime Stoppers is a community and police cooperative program designed to involve citizens in the fight against crime. Gathering clues is one objective of the Crime Stoppers program. A clue is information that contributes to the process of solving a crime, and often comes from a concerned citizen. Crime Stoppers provides a means of communication that encourages citizens to volunteer vital information helpful to law enforcement agencies. Crime Stoppers offers an effective way to involve citizens in fighting and preventing crime and drug abuse in their communities.
The goal of Crime Stoppers is to provide assistance to the law enforcement authorities of Osage County. Crime Stoppers offers financial rewards for information which leads to recovery of stolen property and the confiscation of prohibited drugs and narcotics.
Collectively, we contribute to the reduction of crime and criminal activities in Osage County.
Anytime you have knowledge of criminal activities, illegal drug activities, or someone who committed a crime, call Crime Stoppers and report it. Anyone who calls 877-OSCRIME or 877-672-7463 with information about a crime is given a code number. Callers don't have to tell who they are, just what they know. If the information results in an arrest or warrant being issued, the caller is eligible to receive a cash reward.
Everyone in Osage County benefits from the program, except the criminals. The community benefits by having its citizens involved, crimes are solved, property is recovered and drugs are confiscated, thus making the community a safer place to live. As with any non-profit organization, the success of Osage County Crime Stoppers depends on the financial support of individual citizens and businesses. Tax-deductible donations may be submitted to Osage County Crime Stoppers, P.O. Box 38, Lyndon, Kansas, 66451. Thank you for your support.