May 16, 2012

SandBoxBlogs: Garco Public Info " $500.00 Crime Stoppers of Garfield County Scholarship Awarded to Coal Ridge High School Student"

"GARFIELD COUNTY, Colo. – Crime Stoppers of Garfield County is pleased to announce that Kristen Nestor of Silt is this year’s recipient of the Crime Stoppers of Garfield County scholarship. Nester will graduate this Saturday from Coal Ridge High School and is planning to attend Colorado Mesa University, where she will work to earn her Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Biology with the goal of becoming a Colorado Division of Wildlife Officer.

Crime Stoppers of Garfield County is honored to award this scholarship to deserving high school and college students in Colorado to fund higher-level educational expenses for the 2012-2013 academic year.

The Crime Stoppers citizens’ board selected the winner of this $500.00 scholarship being awarded in the 2011/2012 School year. The board made their selections based upon the following criteria including leadership, merit, character, involvement, purpose and need.  Applicants were required to be full time, legal Colorado residents who planned to attend a Colorado university, college or trade school.

Crime Stoppers of Garfield County works through the coordinated efforts of Citizens and businesses who volunteer their time and expertise in an effort to positively impact our communities.

Crime Stoppers programs are one of the most successful and cost effective crime fighting tools available in the law enforcement arsenal. For every one tip, 100 hours of investigator’s time is saved, thus allowing crimes to be solved more quickly. That is critical during these budget tightening times.

Make a difference in your community by lending your support to this proven, effective program by phoning in tips and donations.  Crime Stoppers is a non-profit organization funded by your tax deductible contributions. Contributions may be sent to:

Garfield County Crime Stoppers
P. O. Box 2784
Glenwood Springs, Colorado 81602

Crime Stoppers is based on the principle that “Someone other than the criminal has information that can solve a crime” and was created to combat the three major problems faced by law enforcement in generating that information:
  • Fear of REPRISAL
  • An attitude of APATHY
  • Reluctance to get INVOLVED
Three Essential Elements That Make Up a Crime Stoppers Program:

Crime Stoppers is a partnership between the Community, the Media and Law Enforcement.

Citizens are responsible for forming a Crime Stoppers non-profit corporation, whose directors establish policy, determine amount and method of reward payments, work closely with law enforcement and the media and generally oversee the program. The directors are also responsible for fund raising, and all volunteer service. The program is supported by the public through tax deductible donations from businesses, corporations, individuals, and service organizations.

Crime Stoppers is publicized on a regular basis by all media outlets including print, broadcast and web-based partners. Special attention is given to unsolved crime re-enactments, “Crimes of the Week”, cold cases, narcotics activity, wanted fugitives, and suspected terrorist and gang activity.

Law Enforcement:
Local law enforcement agencies receive and process the anonymous tips received through Crime Stoppers, and solve the crimes. If the information leads to an arrest, the caller will be paid up to $1,000.00 for their information......"  (Read original news release? Click title)

"Unapologetic pursuit and tracking of patterns within the news others make since 2010."

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