Anonymous tip line: (828) 758-8300
Captain Sid Pope, Coordinator
Lenoir Police Department
1035 West Avenue NW
Lenoir, NC 28645
Phone: (828) 757-2121 fax: (828) 757-2103
What is it?
Crime Stoppers is a non-profit organization in which members of the community, the media, law enforcement agencies and businesses work together to solve crime. Citizens are encouraged via cash rewards and a promise of anonymity, to provide information leading to the arrest of criminals and/or the recovery of illegal narcotics and stolen property.
Who is involved?
The Lenoir/Caldwell County Crime Stoppers, Inc. is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization and is not a government agency or program. The organization is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors composed of Caldwell County citizens interested in combating crime and improving community safety. The Crime Stoppers Coordinator is a sworn police officer, appointed and paid by the Lenoir Police Department. The coordinator manages the criminal information and reports to the civilian board about successful tips.
How does Crimestoppers work?
Each week, facts pertaining to unsolved crimes are publicized via radio, newspaper and television. Citizens are encouraged to call with any information about the unsolved crimes. Each informant is given a code number so that confidentiality and anonymity are ensured. Rewards of up to $1,000.00 provide incentive to potential informants.
To check the status of your tip and to receive information on how to collect your reward, you must contact the Coordinator listed below.
How can I help?
Funding for Crime Stoppers comes from donations made by private citizens, professional associations, large corporations, small businesses, retailers, and civic and social groups. Rewards are funded by these voluntary, tax-deductible donations and Crime Stoppers receives contributions throughout the entire year. The Board of Directors also holds an annual golf tournament to help fund the organization. Professional fund raisers are never used. This allows 100% of the funds raised to benefit the organization. Crime Stoppers is one of the few non-profit organizations that directly benefits local law enforcement agencies. This means that all the citizens of Caldwell County benefit from Crime Stoppers. Therefore, in a community where citizens work together with law enforcement to solve crimes, the threat of swift, sure punishment serves as a strong deterrent to would-be criminals.
If you would like to make a donation, please send to Crime Stroppers at the address listed above.
Making Crimestoppers Successful
Serving a population of fewer than 80,000 people, the Lenoir / Caldwell County Crime Stoppers began in April of 1983. The Crime Stoppers organization has led to the recovery of more than 9 million dollars of illegal drugs and stolen property. Crime Stoppers has also led to the arrests of more than 800 offenders and has paid over 600 rewards totaling more than $63,000.00. More recently, Crime Stoppers has been successfully utilized by the Caldwell County School System in helping remove illegal drugs and weapons from campus.
This site was last updated 04/05/12