Wichita Falls Crime Stoppers Receives Three Awards at State Conference

WICHITA FALLS (KFDX / KJTL) – In October, the 32nd Annual Crime Stoppers Conference in South Padre, Texas honored many of its programs across the state, including our own Wichita Falls Crime Stoppers.

The program has won several awards and one of our KFDX family members has been a recipient.

Some of the Crime Stoppers volunteers weren’t even aware of their appointments, which is typical of those whose only intention is to protect their community from any ensuing crime.

Nearly 5,000 arrests, over $ 27 million in seized narcotics and nearly 8,000 cases have resulted in results that would not have been possible without Crime Stoppers of Wichita Falls.

“We cover Wichita Falls, Wichita County, Clay County, Archer County and Young County,” said Brian Bohn, coordinator of WF Crime Stoppers.

The State of Texas recognized the program in October and presented it with several awards: Best Public Service Announcement, Best Website and Board Member of the Year, which went to a family member KFDX, Deputy Chief Information Officer, Brittney Cottingham.

“Brittney is doing a fantastic job for us. She helps us, promotes the program, she posts a lot on Facebook for us, she is present at our monthly meetings. Whenever we need something, she’s there, ”Bohn said.

Bohn said the success of the program is due to the hard work of all board members and volunteers who volunteer their time, regardless of the time of day.

“When something big is going on here, they’re the ones I have to call and wake up in the middle of the night and say, hey, something’s happened,” Bohn said.

A job that is only done through their tireless efforts to keep the Wichitans safe 24 hours a day.

“It is an organization without which we could not solve the crime that is solved here,” Bohn said.

Bohn said the program has impacted so many people in the community. Whether it’s bringing justice to the victims of crime or taking action and finding ways to stop the crime from happening in the first place.

“It’s a great organization. We do a great job in the communities we serve and we have great people on the board. It doesn’t get better than this, ”said Bohn.

Keep the community safe thanks to the undercover heroes who live among us.

Bohn said the board is looking for several board members to join Crime Stoppers and anyone interested should contact to find out how they can serve their community. Click here for more information.

Mark M. Gagnon