About Us

Champaign County Crime Stoppers has been serving our community for 33 years! 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 Sgt. Geoff Coon (Champaign Police Department), "The Board of Directors is pleased with the ongoing 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 or P3 mobile app.

For further information, see our Contact Us page.

Mission Statement

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

NamePosition
John Hecker      President
Dawn Coyne Trimble      Vice President
Leslie Adams      Secretary
Tyler Kutz      Treasurer
Gary Spear      Board Member
Sgt. Geoff Coon      Coordinator/Law Enforcement Liason

Champaign County Crime Stoppers Board of Directors
Leslie Adams, Busey Bank
David Bailie - retired - attorney
John Bridgman, F.E. Moran Security Systems
Matt Clark, Student
Dale Dye, retired, Busey Wealth Management
Nicole Dowling, OSF Heart of Mary Medical Center

Kris Fitzpatrick - retired - law enforcement
Steve Gray, Carmack Car Capital
Gary Hackler, WCIA-TV
Mike Hagan, BPC
Jeff Hamilton, City of Champaign
John Hecker, Stipes Publishing Company
Tyler Kutz, Martin Hood Friese and Associates
Leon Lomax - retired - Kraft Foods

Janet Maupin, Champaign Fire Department
Nancy Merz, retired - Busey Bank

Dick Norton - retired - University of Illinois
Barbara Payne - retired - American Red Cross
Chris Randles - Parkland College
Amanda Reifsteck - Champaign County Sheriff's Office
Gary Spear - retired - Champaign Police Department (civilian)
Dawn Coyne Trimble, Keller-Williams Realty
Demario Turner - Carle Hospital
Carol Vorel - retired - WDWS/WHMS
Connor Weber, U of I Student Representative

Non-Voting Members:
Sgt. Geoff Coon, Champaign Police Department
Troy Daniels, retired - Champaign Police Department