Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

The Morris County Sheriff’s CrimeStoppers Program reminds county residents that information about criminal activity may lead to a cash reward of up to $1,000.

Under the CrimeStoppers Program, citizens who have information relating to crimes, criminal activity or fugitives may call 973-COP-CALL or 1-800 SHERIFF. Their information will be taken by a CrimeStoppers operator and forwarded to the proper law enforcement agency. The information will be kept confidential, and the name of the individual is never asked.

If that information leads to an arrest and an indictment, the individual is eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

CrimeStoppers is a program designed to encourage cooperation between the citizenry and the law enforcement community. It offers citizens direct and easy access to their law enforcement community and the incentives of anonymity and a cash reward.

Morris County Sheriff’s CrimeStoppers is a non-profit corporation funded by contributions from the business and private sector. It is administered by a volunteer civilian Board of Commissioners who oversees the routine business affairs, control the finances and determine reward amounts and the methods of payment.