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STOP CRIME IN YOUR COMMUNITY

The Cheshire County Crime Stoppers, Inc. is a civilian non-profit organization comprised of concerned business, educational, and community leaders dedicated to assisting the Cheshire County area police departments in efforts to combat violent crimes. Cheshire County Crime Stoppers, Inc. provides cash rewards of up to a $1000 to callers whose information leads to the arrest and indictment of wanted person. The program guarantees anonymity for the caller while allowing their report investigated.

Through the efforts of The Cheshire County Crime Stoppers, Inc., the Keene Police Department, along with surrounding towns, has another avenue for successfully solving crimes. Across the county, as well as in New Hampshire towns and city, similar programs have been successful in assisting law enforcement by providing a source of information that may not have otherwise been available.

Crime Stoppers was originated in September, 1976 by a New Mexico detective, Greg MacAleese, while trying to solve the murder of a young gas station attendant in Albuquerque. MacAleese arranged with a local television station to broadcast a reenactment of the killing and offered a reward from his own pocket for anyone who would call anonymously with information.

As a result of that appeal, MacAleese had enough evidence in 48 hours to arrest two suspects. The Albuquerque Police Department continued to appeal for help in other unsolved cases and soon formed the first Crime Stoppers unit under the direction of MacAleese.

Other police departments adopted the Crime Stoppers concept and MacAleese was asked by the governor of New Mexico to operate a state-wide program. He also helped form an international office to establish units throughout North America and other parts of the world.

Crime Stoppers is now utilized world-wide by departments in hundreds of countries. This program has lead to several thousand arrest and billions of dollars in stolen property being recovered. Crime Stoppers has strict guidelines on how it is operated and procedures for taking reports. If you have information about a crime and wish to remain annoutimous call tip line at 357-6600 9am-4pm Monday-Friday.