Crime Stoppers of South Texas received the proclamation from Alice Mayor, Councilmembers

January is also known as Crime Stoppers month. As a token of appreciation for the local charter, Crime Stoppers South Texas, Alice Mayor Cynthia Carrasco and Councilman Ron Burke sponsored a proclamation recognizing Crime Stoppers South Texas and its board members as ‘administration.

On Tuesday, January 18, Cynthia and the board members presented the nonprofit with a proclamation in their honor.

South Texas Crime Stoppers was officially established 20 years ago in 2001 as Alice/Jim Wells Crime Stoppers. The program is certified by the Texas Crime Stoppers Advisory Council, Office of the Governor, and Division of Criminal Justice. This certifier allows the program to receive court-ordered probation fees from those convicted of crimes, therefore, awards are paid from court fees with no involvement of taxpayer money.

Crime Stoppers has helped solve over one million crimes across the country by encouraging citizens to help reduce crime through a combination of media awareness, monetary rewards and anonymity for information.

Each year, Crime Stoppers sponsors a campaign in January to raise awareness of its successful crime reduction efforts.

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Anyone with information about a case who would like the opportunity to win a cash reward and remain anonymous can call 361-664-STOP (7867).

South Texas Crime Stoppers

Mark M. Gagnon