About our Program

Crime Stoppers was established in Mercer County in April of 1991


What is Crime Stoppers?

Crime Stoppers is a program which involves the public, the media, and the police in the fight against crime. It offers anonymity and cash rewards to persons who furnish information leading to the arrest and the filing of criminal charges against crime offenders and to the capture of fugitives. Anonymity overcomes fear of involvement and cash overcomes apathy. 

Who administers the program?

The Crime Stoppers Board of directors is comprised of concerned citizens in Mercer County and surrounding areas who oversee the operation of the program. 

Non-Profit Organization

Crime Stoppers is a Non Profit Organization and funded entirely through donations from the public. Contributions are tax deductible. 

Mission Statement

To promote community welfare and lessen the burdens of Mercer County by assisting the Mercer County Sheriff's Department in the apprehension and conviction of criminals through making funds available for use in offering rewards.

To develop a community offensive against crime.

To motivate members of the public to cooperate with the Mercer County Sheriff's Department and other law enforcement agencies within Mercer County.

To provide for rewards and awards for such cooperation. 

To inform and educate the public by disseminating information as to criminal schemes and tactics so as to further protect the public from criminal activity.

Who is Involved

Detective Anthony Baugh      Coordinator
Debbie Maynard      President
Jill Henry      Treasurer
Sheila Sedam      Secretary
Julene Boelens      Board Member
Rita Brown      Board Member
Laurel Dennison      Board Member
Terry Fischer      Board Member
Shirley Hood      Board Member
Sandy Long      Board Member
Janet Occhi      Board Member
Dave Pearson      Board Member
Sheila Spencer      Board Member
Carroll Reid      Board Member
Elene Waters      Board Member