As we begin the new year, Five Valleys Crimestoppers would like to thank the many businesses and citizens in our area for your financial support and generous donations throughout the year. You, fellow Montana citizens, and public media, such as the local television stations and the Missoulian, have enabled us to do the good work that is important to the safety of our community for everyone’s benefit.
Five Valleys Crimestoppers is a non-profit organization that helps solve crimes in our community by encouraging anonymous tips about criminal activities and providing cash rewards for tips that result in solving crimes and the arrest and prosecution of criminals involved. We serve Missoula, Ravalli, and Mineral counties.
We are solely funded through private donations and do not receive funding from any federal, state or local government agencies. We are governed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors, made up of private citizens from the community, as well as liaisons from various law enforcement agencies. There are no administrative “overhead” expenses involved.
The track record for Crimestoppers is impressive. Since 1981, we have paid a total of $250,770 in rewards. In terms of return on investment, the anonymous tips have resulted in 1,123 cases solved, $6,642,193 total property recovered, $10,876,352 in value of drugs that were seized, and 1,194 arrests.
We care about having a safe community for our families and our friends, and we know you do, as well. Thank you for helping us make our community a safer place for everyone’s sake.
Board of Directors
Five Valleys Crimestoppers Program, Inc.
Lee Eakins, Chairman