As part of our continued partnership with Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers on crime prevention/crime detection, St. Lucie Public Schools, Crime Stoppers, and St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office have partnered to heighten awareness among students and staff about the Crime Stoppers program as yet another way of supporting safe campuses and responsible citizenship. In keeping with the mantra of See Something, Say Something, all high school principals were presented with two Crime Stopper banners that will hang prominently on their campuses.
Chief Brian Reuther, a 40-year decorated law enforcement veteran leading the St. Lucie Public Schools security division said, “We want to provide every opportunity for students, staff, parents, and community members to report information that may be of concern or seem suspicious. Crime Stoppers is yet another channel of communication for people to communicate with law enforcement so we can do our job to protect the citizens of this community on campus and off campus.”
About Crime Stoppers USA
Local Crime Stoppers programs are non-profit organizations led by citizens against crime. Some Crime Stoppers programs offer cash rewards of up to $1000 to persons providing anonymous information that leads to the felony arrest of criminals and fugitives. Information is received through anonymous Crime Stoppers tips that are received through a secure tips line or through a secure web connection manned by a professional program coordinator. Each caller is assigned a code number for the purpose of ensuring anonymity.
Crime Stoppers is based on the principal that someone other than the criminal has information that can solve a crime and was created to combat the three major problems faced by law enforcement in generating that information:
- Fear of REPRISAL
- An attitude of APATHY
- Reluctance to get INVOLVED
Crime Stoppers resolves these problems by:
- Offering ANONYMITY to people who provide information about crimes.
- Paying REWARDS when the information supplied leads to arrest.