Our History

Rochester Area CRIME STOPPERS was formed in 1983 as a 501 c 3 non-profit by a group of local business owners, in partnership with the media and representatives of law enforcement, all dedicated to keeping our community safe. CRIME STOPPERS proudly supports multiple initiatives including the Reward Fund; Anonymous Tip Line and P3 App; Felony Fugitive Flyer and Crime Watch; K9 Initiative; First Responders Scholarship for college students; Good Citizen Award for high school students; and partnering with schools in underserved populations to strengthen communication with law enforcement by providing financial support for educational and after school activities. 

CRIME STOPPERS is governed by an all-volunteer board that meets monthly to determine reward payouts; identify funding opportunities; and develop strategic marketing and fundraising goals. While there are no paid salaries, the Board of Directors is actively involved with contributing their “time, treasure and talent” to ensure that the CRIME STOPPERS programs and services continue to benefit our community and reach a wider audience every day.