McAllen Crimestoppers Board is comprised of 16 McAllen dedicated
volunteers who either resided to work in the city. Currently the
board meets on the first Tuesday of every month (12 noon) at the
McAllen Police Department.
(1) THE COMMUNITY
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 the police and
the media and generally oversee the program. The directors are also
responsible for fund raising, and all volunteer service. Tax money
is not sought.
(2) THE MEDIA
Crime Stoppers methods, objectives, successes and phone numbers
are publicized on a regular basis by the media. An unsolved "Crime
of the Week" is given special treatment with details published
in newspapers, on radio and in certain cases a re-enactment on television
(3) THE POLICE
A special Crime Stoppers phone (956) 687-TIPS to the community.
Callers are assigned a special Code number and NEVER give their
names. If, after the investigation, the information leads to an
arrest, the caller is entitled to a reward.