ANNUAL ENCORE FUNDRAISING EVENT (2017/04/17)
Marathon County Crime Stoppers would like to thank you in advance for your support of our upcoming, first-ever fundraising event!
Crime Stoppers is proud to announce that on July 29th, 2017, Bad Medicine, the Midwest’s greatest tribute to Bon Jovi, will be performing a live 90 minute concert at the DC Everest High School. Start time is 7pm, with doors open for seating at 6pm. This is a must see performance! The concert event will be a great family fun time for sure, but if you can’t make it, tickets are transferrable or we can donate the tickets back in to the community. The public will be contacted via phone by Encore Productions, who will explain how to donate and receive concert tickets.
Representatives from Crime Stoppers will be available to answer any questions you might have regarding the Crime Stoppers organization, how your donation is used or to simply verify the legitimacy of the phone solicitation.
There are many levels of support to choose from.
We hope you can join us for this special event!
SCHOOL PROGRAM ENHANCED (2017/02/23)
Crime Stoppers is expanding and improving the highly successful Crime Stoppers Program in our community schools. The program, currently called Quick 50, will be re-named with an emphasis on “student ownership” of the program and “doing the right thing”. The focus of Quick 50 has been to remove contraband such as drugs alcohol and weapons from the school environment, typically paying a reward amount of $50 for verified information. The new program will additionally encourage students to report tip information on all types of crimes or illegal activity making them eligible for higher reward amounts. The program will begin at the start of the 2017-2018 school year. Watch for more information on this initiative during the summer of 2017.
CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF SERVICE (2017/02/23)
The year 2017 marks the 25th Anniversary for Marathon County Crime Stoppers. The organization was established in 1992 and has served the community, helping law enforcement STOP SOLVE and PREVENT crimes for over 25 years.
Several activities are planned throughout the year.
*In February Crime Stoppers began using a new Crime Tip App, called P3Tips.
*This summer plans for the updated and re-branded school program will be completed.
*On July 29th Crime Stoppers hosts it first-annual Encore Concert fundraiser (a tribute to Bob Jovi) at the DC Everest High School.
*In October the board is planning an anniversary banquet, inviting and recognizing past board members and many of our law enforcement, school, media, and community partners.
SHOP AMAZON and AMAZON WILL DONATE (2017/02/23)
Marathon County Crime Stoppers is proud to be a newly registered organization with the AmazonSmile Foundation.
As an Amazon shopper, you can help support Marathon County Crime Stoppers without spending a dime! Simply make your purchases through smile.amazon.com and Amazon will directly donate a portion of your total eligible purchase amount to our organization. (Amazon Smile is Amazon, with access to all of the same merchandise, prices and availability.)
Here’s how it works:
1. Log onto: smile.amazon.com
2. Select Marathon County Crime Stoppers as your charitable organization
3. Start shopping!
We would love your support!
Make your purchases at smile.amazon.com and Amazon donates!
ALL DONATION-ELIGIBLE PURCHASES MUST BE MADE ON SMILE.AMAZON.COM
NEW REPORTING OPTION (2017/02/23)
P3 Tips Mobile App. Marathon County Crime Stoppers is pleased to announce that we have recently partnered with Anderson Software, to provide a more seamless and efficient way for citizens and students to offer information to help solve and prevent crimes. The new tip management solution, called P3 Intel, provides a FREE, user friendly, Crime Tip App, called P3 Tips mobile app. This new App replaces the text message option previously available to tipsters in our community.
Tips were previously accepted as SMS text messages using a short code and dedicated keyword. Marathon County Crime Stoppers will now be accepting tips by way of the new free P3 Tips mobile app available on the iOS and Android platforms, and will continue to accept tips via the web and by phone.
Still completely anonymous, tips submitted through the P3 mobile app, unlike SMS text tips, have no length limitations and allow images, video and documents to be uploaded with the tip. Anderson Software’s sophistication encryption processes obscure any and all identifying information and provides assured anonymity for tipsters.
Even without the app, there is still an easy and secure option for submitting tips from any PC or mobile browser by going to p3tips.com or marathoncountycrimestoppers.org. Of course, tips are still welcomed through calling our hotline (877-409-8777). Using whichever method, once a person submits a tip, they will be given a TIP ID and password. With this information they can login at p3tips.com and submit follow-up information, engage in real-time chat/two-way dialogue, be informed of the outcome of the tip, and access any pertinent reward information.
Marathon County Crime Stoppers feels that utilizing the P3 Tips program will enhance communications with the public, thereby building a safer and more trusting community in which everyone prospers. To further show our value of tipsters’ contribution to the community, tipsters may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000.
Crime Stoppers went LIVE with P3 Intel February 27, 2017.
If citizens have information on any crime or criminal activity, they may contact Marathon County Crime Stoppers via anyone of these options:
· Tap the App: P3 Tips (Scan the QR code or search “P3 Tips” in the Apple Store or Google Play to download the app to your mobile device)
· Type: Submit a tip on-line at www.marathoncountycrimestoppers.org
· Talk: Call 1-877-409-8777.