Crime Stoppers thrives with help from the community

WICHITA FALLS, TX - Officer Brian Bohn has worked in law enforcement for more than 20 years.

In 2013, he became the coordinator for Crime Stoppers.

One reason he joined the team, is because he has seen first hand how well the program does.
Since its launch in 1981, the department has made 4900 arrests, closed 8000 cases, and recovered millions of dollars in stolen property and drugs.

He credits this success to the uniqueness of the program.

"It's really the only program of it's kind where someone can call and leave a tip and be totally anonymous," said Bohn.

All of the reward money Crime Stoppers gives out is done by fundraisers, like the Crime Stoppers golf tournament and donations from businesses and people in the community.

In some instances like the arrest of Kody Lott last year, the reward money was matched several times by community members, making that it almost $10 thousand.

"It worked," said Bohn.  "We had a suspect in custody in about 48 hours after this happened.  The community  believes in the program," said Bohn.  "They see that the program works and they're willing to give money to help keep our community safe."

For more on how to get involved with Crime Stoppers, call their office at 761-7777.

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