Keeping the Santa Clarita Valley safe is a partnership between law enforcement and residents. Sometimes the best way for deputies to gather information and find suspects is through anonymous tips provided by Los Angeles Regional Crime Stoppers.
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This non-profit organization allows residents to be the eyes and ears of law enforcement. Using state of the art two-way communication encryption technology, informants can provide anonymous tips via phone, web, text messaging and a smartphone application.
“The Los Angeles Regional Crime Stoppers has been a huge help to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station,” said Deputy Josh Dubin. “People that want to help and want to report crimes now have a couple different options of reporting crimes.”
The goal of the organization is fight the apathy and fear of retaliation that often prevent witnesses from providing information.
“Some of the residents that we serve want to remain anonymous, and crime tips and the public being our eyes and ears is extremely valuable,” Dubin said. “The Los Angeles Regional Crime Stoppers gives people an opportunity to report crimes anonymously, and we’re able to follow up on them and hopefully make an arrest if a crime is occurring.”
LA Crime Stoppers funds the program with fundraisers and donations. No public funds or tax dollars are involved, and participation is free to law enforcement.
Since its inception in December 2009, LA Crime Stoppers has provided more than 27,000 crime tips resulting in more than 1,200 arrests, 100 recovered weapons and $6.1 million in recovered property and narcotics.
Virtually every municipal law enforcement agency within Los Angeles County utilizes LA Crime Stoppers as their primary anonymous tip reporting program. In addition to receiving crime tips, participating agencies are able to utilize Crime Stoppers’ media partnerships to circulate unsolved cases via television and social media. This includes the Crime Stoppers Case Files Television show.
Do you have a news tip? Call us at (661) 298-1220, or drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Source: Santa Clarita News