About our Program
Crime Stoppers encourages members of the community to assist local law enforcement agencies in the fight against crime by overcoming the two key elements that inhibit community involvement: fear and apathy.
Crime Stoppers provides a telephone number and Web Tips to encourage citizens in the community to volunteer vital information helpful to law enforcement agencies to fight against crime.
Callers can remain anonymous and are eligible to receive a cash reward if the information given leads to an arrest or grand jury indictment of a felony offender.
Crime Stoppers relies on volunteer Directors and tax deductible contributions from the public in order to operate the administration of the program.
Crime Stoppers is comprised of diverse, active and dedicated community representatives. Crime Stoppers provides a method for local law enforcement to receive information on crimes. These efforts increase tips, which in turn increase arrests in our community.
The Lincoln County Crime Stoppers program has 15 active members that serve as the board of directors. The board is in charge of approving rewards, hosting fundraising events and many other activities that keep the program running smoothly. Board members receive no payment or compensation for their time and efforts. The program receives no taxpayer support and all rewards are paid out with money donated from the community and fundraising events. The main fundraiser for the program is our annual golf tournament at Indian Meadows Golf Course.
The police coordinator for the program is Officer Troy Erickson with the North Platte Police Department. Officer Erickson is the Crime Prevention Coordinator and has been with the police department since June of 1999. Some of his duties with Crime Stoppers include publishing the Crime of the Week, disseminating tips to the appropriate agencies for follow up and tracking statistics.
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