Lexington Area Crime Stoppers is a citizen backed initiative that helps law enforcement solve crime. Since 1983, Crime Stoppers has helped in the arrest of approximately 400 people and the clearance of over 350 cases, as well as the recovery of approximately $1 million in stolen property. Tips in cases such as murder, armed robbery, burglary, kidnapping, breaking and entering and motor vehicle theft are among those that have been solved as a result of callers providing information to local law enforcement through the Crime Stoppers tip line.
Lexington Area Crime Stoppers is not a government agency. It is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of volunteer citizens who wish to serve their community by helping solve crime and improve community safety.
If you have information about crime in your community or the whereabouts of a wanted person, Crime Stoppers PAYS CASH! Crime Stoppers is the link between you and local law enforcement; so that you can provide information without being identified or live in fear of retaliation. You can call Crime Stoppers 24 hours a day on the unrecorded and untraced phone line of 336-243-2400. There is no need to identify yourself by name, address or phone number. You will be given a numeric code that identifies your call with the information provided. The tip is then sent to the appropriate law enforcement agency or investigation unit for assignment and investigation. The Lexington Crime Stoppers law enforcement coordinator is Lieutenant Scott Shoaf who can be contacted via email or by phone at 336-243-3310.
The Crime Stoppers coordinator will track the investigation and report to the Board of Directors once a month on tips that have resulted in an arrest, seizure of drugs, recovery of stolen property or otherwise aided in the solving of a criminal case. Based on the information provided, the Board of Directors will establish a reward amount of up to $2,000. Rewards are paid in cash which is delivered to the caller at a location within the city with the caller only identifying themselves by their unique numeric code.
Rewards are funded through donations to Lexington Area Crime Stoppers which is a non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible and help support this very effective tool to assist in solving crime in your community. Donations are made by businesses, civic organizations and concerned citizens who want to help their community. The citizen Crime Stoppers board members often volunteer their time to raise money for this cause and never use the services of professional fund raisers. Crime Stoppers receives no federal or state funding and is totally supported by donations.
To help fight crime in Lexington, make a tax deductible contribution and send your check to:
Lexington Area Crime Stoppers
P.O. Box 1088
Lexington, NC 27293
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