WHAT IS CRIME STOPPERS
Crime Stoppers of Frankfort-Franklin County is a non-profit, citizens' organization created to aid the law enforcement community in reducing the crime rate. It was, and still is, a priority project of the Frankfort Police Department.
The Board of Directors is made up of concerned citizens, who actively help to guide the program. They are directly responsible for all fund raising and the administration of the reward monies. The Board of Directors meets monthly to coordinate projects and review progress.
Day to day administration of Crime Stoppers is the responsibility of the Police Coordinator, a sworn investigator who is appointed to that position by the Frankfort Police Department's Police Chief.
The Crime Stoppers concept originated in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1976. Its success exceeded all expectations. By the end of 1986 over 600 organizations were formed throughout the United States and internationally. Although each operates independently, all rely on the original formula for success, that is the commitment and cooperation of law enforcement, the media, and the public.