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Crime Prevention
Crimestoppers
Parker County Crimestoppers is a nonprofit crime prevention program established in 1981 by the Criminal Justice Division of the Governor’s Office. Crimestoppers was established by local police agencies to deter crime and pay for anonymous information that leads to the arrest or indictment of the person(s) involved in criminal activity. Crimestoppers obtains its funding through probation fees that are collected from convicted offenders from our local county and district courts.

Rewards
Crimestoppers pays out rewards for anonymous tips that are received by our hotline number. Each tip is evaluated and then forwarded to the proper investigating agency. Detective Wright is responsible for investigating each tip to validate the information given. Once a tip has been validated as good information, the receiving agency notifies the coordinator that they were able to obtain an arrest warrant or indictment based on the information given. The coordinator validates the information given and then coordinates with the board to pay the anonymous caller. Each tip given by these callers may receive up to $1,000 for the information.

How it Works
All callers may remain anonymous. They are given a tip number by the call taker and are referred to by that number only, not by name. This tip number is how the agencies track the tips given by these callers. The goal of the program is to solve crimes and deter future crimes from occurring. Crimestoppers does not seek out the identity of thee callers. Crimestoppers values the information given and will not release the identity or information of any caller that provides us with these clues.

The Results
In 2004, Crimestoppers received over 523 anonymous tips that resulted in over 52 cases being cleared. These tips led to 51 arrests throughout Parker County. The program also paid out over $14,000 in tip rewards. These same tips helped Weatherford and Parker County law enforcement officials recover over $25,000 in stolen property and narcotics.

We invite anyone who has information that could lead to the arrest or indictment of the person or persons involved in any crime to call Parker County Crimestoppers today at 817-599-5555 or 1-800-942-STOP.

Wise Eyes Program
The Wise Eyes Program was originally designed to assist in child abduction cases since the first three hours are critical in saving a child’s life.

Wise Eyes Crime Watch has expanded to keep the community informed on public safety issues such as burglaries / thefts, scams, drug investigations, and other criminal activity.

Program Purpose
The program is designed to disseminate vital information to the community quickly, utilizing companies and organizations with two-way radios.

Information is also sent via email or fax to participating Neighborhood Watch groups, businesses and individuals registered with the Wise Eyes Program.

The Sheriff’s Department will provide training to Wise Eyes participants in starting and maintaining a crime watch network and identifying and reporting suspicious activity

Participants

  • All concerned citizens

  • Banks and financial institutions

  • Building contractors

  • Delivery service workers

  • Home owner’s associations

  • Neighborhood watch groups

  • Newspaper delivery drivers

  • Pawn shop operators
  • Postal delivery drivers

  • Precinct workers

  • Real estate agents

  • Retail merchants

  • School bus drivers

  • Trash disposal workers

  • Utility service workers

  • Volunteer firemen

For more information on this program, please email the Parker County Sheriff’s Office.