Alabama Metro Crime Stoppers hope new billboards will bring crucial information to violent crime cases

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) – You may see a large recall when traveling in and around Birmingham. Crime Stoppers has placed several billboards around the city in an effort to combat this latest increase in violent crime.

Metro Alabama Crime Stoppers executive director Bob Copus said the billboards were about building trust. In his eyes, a large part of the younger generation does not know Crime Stoppers and some confuse them with the police.

He also hopes these notice boards will remind those with information to contact the police.

The ten billboards are the same and are scattered throughout the metropolitan area, down to Calera.

They all ask a simple question, “Who matters most to you?”

Because even if you don’t know the person who was shot, every time it happens, a family mourns, and withholding useful information only prolongs their suffering.

“You have to be held accountable. We have this thing about not reporting. Well, the fact is, the only person who likes it is the person who commits these violent crimes. We need to hold them accountable, and if you have any information, you need to give it to the police or Crime Stoppers to bring these people to justice,” Copus said.

He also insists that your identity will be kept secret if you call with information, as even the Crime Stoppers representative you speak with will not know your identity. Call 205-254-7777 if you have information that can help an active investigation.


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