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Crime Stoppers: Who We Are, How It Works

Crime Stoppers thanks you for making a difference in the Virgin Islands. Crime Stoppers USVI is a community program in which members of the community, the media, law enforcement agencies and businesses work together to solve crime.

Citizens are encouraged, via cash rewards and a promise of anonymity, to provide information leading to the arrests and indictments of criminals.

Crime Stoppers USVI is made up of local volunteers willing to take action against crime. They want our community to be safe and are willing to work to make it that way. A board of directors, giving of their time and talents, administer the program.

Local citizens formed Crime Stoppers USVI about six years ago as a nonprofit corporation. Its directors establish policy, determine amount and method of reward payments, work closely with law enforcement and the media, and oversee the program. The directors are also responsible for fundraising, community education and volunteer service.

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The program is supported by the public through tax-deductible donations from businesses, corporations, individuals and service organizations.

Information related to unsolved crimes and wanted persons are distributed to the community via the media. Citizens are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers and anonymously give any information related to the unsolved crime. Crime Stoppers forwards the information to the appropriate law enforcement agency to assist in the investigation or the location of a wanted fugitive.

If your information is used by law enforcement and leads to a resolution, you will be eligible to receive a cash reward.

Our community benefits when it comes together to assist law enforcement. A criminal who is taken off of the streets is not a threat to you, your children, your neighborhood or your business. In a community where citizens work together to solve crimes, the threat of swift, sure punishment serves as a strong deterrent to would-be criminals.

Continue to help make our community a safer place. Submit information on crime at www.CrimeStoppersUSVI.org, or by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by texting “USVI” plus your message to CRIMES (274637). If you know something, say something.

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