Champaign County Crime Stoppers is celebrating its 25th Anniversary! The program remains very effective and has had another successful year of fighting crime. The Crime Stoppers Board credits the program's continued success to the public. The Crime Stoppers program began in May of 1986 and has assisted local law enforcement agencies in solving over 1,100 cases and paid out cash rewards in excess of $56,000.
The Crime Stoppers program was designed to reduce the amount of crime and the number of unsolved crimes in Champaign County. The community is the key to the success of Crime Stoppers and the program would not exist without the help of concerned citizens and the local media. According to Deputy Chief Troy Daniels (Champaign Police Department), "The board of directors is pleased with the on-going support from the citizens and the media outlets who have shown a strong commitment to solving crime in Champaign County."
Crime Stoppers would like to remind the community that cash rewards are paid for information on unsolved crimes, pending crimes, and fugitives. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards of up to $1,000 for tips that lead to an arrest. Tipsters remain completely anonymous when providing information to Crime Stoppers, whether by our TIPS phone line, web tip, or text tip.
For further information, please contact John Hecker, President of the Crime stoppers Board, at (217)356-8391 or Deputy Chief Troy Daniels at (217)403-6909.
Crime Stoppers is comprised of diverse, active and dedicated community representatives. Crime Stoppers provides a method for local law enforcement to receive information on crimes. These efforts increase tips, which in turn increase arrests in our community. |
Key Board Members
|John Hecker ||President|
|Dale Dye ||Vice President|
|Nancy Merz ||Secretary|
|Dawn Coyne ||Treasurer|
|Dave Lawrence ||State Board Member|
|Troy Daniels ||Coordinator/Law Enforcement Liason|
Champaign County Crime Stoppers Board of Directors
Dave Benton, WCIA-TV Channel 3
Kirk Builta, Farm Credit Service of Illinois
Marc Changnon, Champaign Schools
Alejandra Coronel, Coronel Bilingual Services
Dawn Coyne, Keller-Williams
Jeff Cullers, Domino's Pizza
Paul Dollins, Retired Law Enforcement Officer
Dale Dye, First Busey Trust & Investment Co.
Kris Fitzpatrick, Retired, Police Training Institute
Steve Gray, Carmack Car Capital
Gary Hackler, WCIA-TV Channel 3
Mike Hagan, Parkland College Foundation
Jeff Hamilton, City of Champaign - IT Dept.
John Hecker, Stipes Publishing Company
Cain Kiser, Adams Outdoor Advertising
Janet Maupin, City of Champaign - Fire Dept.
Sue Salzman, Retired, City of Champaign
Denny Santarelli, The News Gazette
Carol Vorel, WDWS-WHMS Radio
Deputy Chief Troy Daniels, Champaign Police Department