Partners in fighting crime

Crime Stoppers began in 1976 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, when members of the community and media began an effort to provide crime solving assistance to law enforcement by offering a cash reward to anonymous persons who called a hotline and provided information that led an arrest.  The Albuquerque program became a model for programs throughout the United States, and was the basis for the 1984 creation of Tacoma-Pierce County Crime Stoppers. 

Since then, Crime Stoppers has grown into an internationally successful law enforcement tool, with over 1100 programs throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, South Africa, Bahamas, British West Indies, Micronesia, and other nations.  The international program boasts a 95% conviction rate on cases solved by tips, over a million crimes solved worldwide, and over 5 billion dollars recovered in stolen property and narcotics.

Over the past 30 years, Crime Stoppers of Tacoma-Pierce County has successfully partnered with the following law enforcement agencies in solving cold cases and locating wanted fugitives:

  • Pierce County Sheriff’s Department
  • Tacoma Police Department
  • Lakewood Police Department
  • University Place Police Department
  • Edgewood Police Department
  • Gig Harbor Police Department
  • Fircrest Police Department
  • Bonney Lake Police Department
  • Dupont Police Department
  • Puyallup Police Department
  • Sumner Police Department
  • Fife Police Department
  • Washington State Patrol
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • United States Marshals Service