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CRIME STOPPERS involves the public, news media and law enforcement agencies to fight crime in our community.  CRIME STOPPERS is funded solely by tax exempt contributions and is a non-profit organization.


A special CRIME STOPPERS telephone number will receive and process information and tips.  Persons who furnish information leading to a felony arrest are offered anonymity and cash rewards.  Rewards of up to $1,000 are paid in cash.  Selected crimes are published as Crimes of the Week in the Ottawa Herald as well as announced on KOFO 1220 AM News.

What does CRIME STOPPERS Cost?

CRIME STOPPERS operates on contributions from businesses, service organizations, corporations and individuals.

Who Benefits From CRIME STOPPERS?

Anyone and everyone.  With each arrest of a criminal, the Franklin County community becomes a safer place to live and work.

What Can You Do To Help?

Contributions are needed to sustain this most successful and effective program.  Find out more about the program or information on a Crime of the Week.  Just call:  1-888-311-TIPS.  That's 1-888-311-8477.


Host of Channel 9's Child Watch Kelli Bailiff was the guest speaker at the Franklin County Crime Stoppers Annual Meeting Monday, October 17, 2011 at the Franklin Country Annex.  Bailiff is shown with donations from Franklin County Crime Stoppers Board Members for the families of missing or abducted children.  (L-R:  Brad Howard, Sherril Unruh, Bailiff and Wayne Linder)

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