Crime Stoppers reenactment videos are now
on the KTRE website.
Crime Stoppers of Lufkin, Inc. has been in existence since June of
1983. The Board of Directors is made up of 17 members of the
community. The Coordinator is Lt. Greg Denman of the Lufkin Police
Department. The Board meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month to
conduct business and approve rewards.
Crime Stoppers pays a cash reward for information that leads to the
arrest and Grand Jury indictment of the person or persons
responsible for a crime. You do not have to give your name and all
calls are confidential. The statistics illustrates the positive
effect that Crime Stoppers has had on the reduction of crime in our
Crime Stoppers airs a television re-enactment of a recent crime
every other week on KTRE-TV Channel 9. (Watch
the videos) Other weeks feature
neighboring Nacogdoches Crime Stoppers. The broadcasts
are made during the evening and nightly news at 6 and 10 PM on
Mondays. They then run at random
as a Public Service Announcement
during the week. Crime Stoppers Most Wanted posters are shown on KLSB-TV Channel 56. A Crime Stoppers "Crime of the Week" can be
heard on radio stations KYKS 105.5, KFOX 95.5, Q107 107.7, and KSFA
Crime Stoppers of Lufkin can be reached at 936-639-TIPS (8477) or
through Texas Crime Stoppers at 1-800-252-TIPS. Callers give their
information and then are given an identification number or "tip"
number. They can then call back, using that "tip" number, with
additional information or call back within 7-10 days to check on the
status of the case. There are no electronic monitoring devices or
Caller ID on the phone. An answering machine will take the message
if no one is in the office or the phone line can be switched over to
Communications where dispatchers take the information.
If the information was useful, the caller will be told when to call
back to see if the Board approved a reward. On that next call they
will be given the procedure for collecting their cash reward.
Callers are sent through the drive-thru window of a local bank.
There they give a password they received from Crime Stoppers. It
will match the password given to the bank. The money is sent out to
the caller and they remain anonymous.
Crime Stoppers of Lufkin, Inc. also sponsors the nation's only
musical band dedicated to promoting the Crime Stoppers purpose as
well as showing police officers as being friendly, helping the
anti-drug campaign, promoting traffic safety, and many others.
The CrimeStoppers Band is comprised of five Lufkin police officers
who accept donations to the Crime Stoppers program in place of a