Quincy Regional Crime Stoppers celebrates reaching milestone of 10,000 tips received

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QUINCY — Quincy Regional Crime Stoppers recently reached the milestone of 10,000 tips received in Adams County since the program’s inception in February 1997.

This achievement underscores the dedication and commitment of Adams County to work together to ensure safety and security for residents. Through the collective efforts of law enforcement, community, and media, Quincy Regional Crime Stoppers has provided valuable information, leading to the presentation of more than 1,500 cases and more than 1,600 arrests made. More than $285,000 in drugs and property have been recovered.

“Reaching 10,000 tips is a testament to the trust and confidence our community places in our organization,” said Scott Henze, board president of Quincy Regional Crime Stoppers. “Each anonymous tip represents a potential piece of the puzzle in solving crimes and bringing perpetrators to justice. We are incredibly grateful to everyone who has contributed information or has supported our cause.”

Quincy Regional Crime Stoppers operates on the principle of anonymity, allowing people to report crime without fear of retaliation. The program offers cash rewards for tips that lead to arrests, further incentivizing community members to come forward with information.

“We want to emphasize that every tip, no matter how small, plays a crucial role in our efforts to make Quincy a safer place,” Henze said.

Henze encourages anyone with information about criminal activity to continue utilizing the three ways to place an anonymous tip: by calling the hotline, using the Crime Stoppers app or submitting online at quincycrimestoppers.com.

Quincy Regional Crime Stoppers has paid more than $231,000 in reward money for the positive results of these tips.

Quincy Regional Crime Stoppers is administered by a board of directors and relies on donations and community fundraisers to pay for the cash rewards. TV Trivia Night and the Back the Blue Golf Outing serve as major annual fundraisers. The 14th annual TV Trivia Night will be held Saturday, Feb. 3.

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