Commissioners Court Proclaims January as Crime Stoppers Month, Encourages Citizen Participation
Hays County Courthouse, San Marcos, TX – The Hays County Commissioners Court Tuesday encouraged citizens to participate in Crime Stopper programs to help keep communities and campuses safe and proclaimed January 2015 as Crime Stoppers Month in Hays County.
According to the proclamation, Crime Stopper programs empower citizens, law enforcement agencies and the media to solve crimes and apprehend criminals. Since 1981, 1.4 million tips have resulted in nearly 200,000 suspects arrested and more than $1.4 billion in property and narcotics in Texas. Many Crime Stopper organizations have campus programs to combat crime in schools. In 2014, more than 150 weapons and $300,000 in illegal drugs were removed from Texas schools, thanks to these programs.
“By proclaiming January as Crime Stoppers Month, we want to call attention to the need to work together to protect ourselves, particularly in the face of our growing population,” said County Judge Bert Cobb, M.D. “There are several ways to provide information to law information, anonymously, that can earn you a reward. And, since Crime Stoppers is funded by donations, the website includes a way to donate to help support this program.”
Hays County Crime Stoppers Executive Director Don Arledge and Brad Rollins, local businessman and a Crime Stoppers board member, thanked the Court, local law enforcement agencies and the public for their support of the program.
To provide information about a crime or to donate to the program in Hays County, call 1-800-324-TIPS (8477) or visit the Crime Stoppers website at www.callcrimestoppers.com. There is also a “TipSubmit” app available for many mobile phones.
Left to right, Precinct 2 Commissioner Mark Jones, Precinct 1 Commissioner Debbie Gonzales Ingalsbe, County Judge Bert Cobb, M.D., Crime Stoppers Board Member Brad Rollins, Crime Stoppers Executive Director Don Arledge, Precinct 3 Commissioner Will Conley and Precinct 4 Commissioner Ray Whisenant support Crime Stoppers as the Court names January as Crime Stoppers Month in Hays County.