Monday, August 16, 2010

Supporting Crimestoppers

Today was the 16th Annual Crime Stoppers Bill Grigsby Golf Classic to raise money for TIPS cash payouts. Did you know all the reward money offered by the TIPS Hotline is from donations and fund-raisers like these? Since its inception in 1982, Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers has assisted in 9,650 felony arrests, cleared more than 22,900 crimes, paid out more than $1.1 million in rewards and recovered more than $22.3 million worth of drugs and stolen property. None of this would have been possible without the help of generous community members like you.

Crime Stoppers is a worthwhile program that has helped KCPD and other area law enforcement agencies solve some of our toughest cases. Tips are taken and rewards are given completely anonymously. And the program has expanded beyond just the TIPS Hotline (816-474-TIPS). You can now send text message tips by texting "TIP452" plus your message to CRIMES (274637); or submit a tip online at

If you couldn't make it out to today's golf tournament but still want to support Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers, click here to learn how.

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