What is Crimestoppers?
Crimestoppers is a program that involves the public, the media, and the police in the fight against crime. It offers anonymity and cash rewards to people who furnish information leading to the arrest and indictment of felony crime offenders. Anonymity overcomes fear of involvement, and cash overcomes apathy.
How Does it Work?
Local law enforcement agencies conduct Crimestoppers investigations, but a board of directors made up of citizens from a broad cross-section of the community is responsible for establishing Macon Regional Crimestoppers' policy, raising funds, and determining the amount and method of reward payments. Our organization is a nonprofit corporation funded by contributions from the community and federal programs.
Behind the Scene
Officer Chris Paul, a sworn officer with the City of Macon Police Department, serves as our Executive Director. The City of Macon has generously dedicated his services to our organization and he executes the policies directed by the board of directors. Officer Paul and our Executive Assistant are responsible for the administration of the tip board and insuring that all tips get immediate attention by law enforcement. Tips are received either through the Macon Regional Crimestoppers dedicated phone line at 478-742-2330 or through the 911 emergency services.
Our organization was started by C. Warren Selby, Jr., a community leader in Macon, Georgia seeking to reduce crime in our area. Through Mr. Selby’s tireless efforts, he has assembled a very active board of directors, promoted the Crimestoppers business model, and has guided the organization to an austere level of success and national acknowledgment.