Crime Solvers Vision Statement
To be a resource that assists law enforcement in reducing crime in Montgomery County. We will do so through the establishment of partnerships between the community, business and government. These partnerships will provide the tools needed to manage a communication network that allows people to be protected when they provide anonymously information on criminal acts. This information will help to solve crimes, reduce violence and provider a stronger and safer community in Montgomery County.
Crime Solvers Mission Statement
To be an organization comprised of volunteer civic minded citizens who aim to work in partnership with the community and law enforcement. This partnership will help to reduce crimes and streamline communication between law enforcement and the community. We will do so by providing an anonymous crime information system to citizens. Thus allowing us to help reduce crime and strengthen communities in Montgomery County.
Crime Solvers (also known as Crime Stoppers in some jurisdictions) first began in Albuquerque, NM during July 1975, which saw the fatal shooting of Michael Carmen while he was working one night at a local filling station. After two weeks the police had no information when out of desperation Detective Greg MacAleese approached the local television station requesting a reconstruction of the crime. The re-enactment offered $1,000.00 US for information leading to the arrest of the killers.
Since its first chapter was officially formed in Albuquerque in 1976, Crime Stoppers in the United States has been responsible for more than half a million arrests and more than US$4 billion in recovered property. Crime Solvers of Montgomery County MD was established in 1978 as the first in the Washington, DC metro area. Crime Solvers of Montgomery County MD is celebrating its 35th anniversary in 2013.
Taken and edited from the Crime Stoppers Wikipedia page