Crime Stoppers

Last night I attended the annual Crime Stoppers Tribute Dinner at the Ritz-Carlton in Dearborn. This event honors citizens who have made enormous contributions in time and money in an effort to reduce crime and the perception of crime in Detroit and other communities.

Those honered this year were, Roger Penske, CEO of the Penske Corp. and well known throughout the City as a huge supporter of Downtown Detroit, David Egner, CEO of the Hudson-Webber Foundation with grants totaling $7.3 million in 2005, primarily within the City of Detroit and Ella Bully-Cummings, Detroit Chief of Police who has implemented innovative crime reduction strategies.

Launched as part of a partnership alliance of business, law enforcement and community leaders, Crime Stoppers, also known as The Alliance for a Safer/Greater Detroit, encourages people to provide information that will solve serious crimes that occur in the region through publicizing crimes and wanted criminals; providing an anonymous tip line; and furnishing rewards for information that leads to an arrest.

Crime Stoppers works in conjunction with the Detroit Violent Crime Task Force in helping individuals to overcome their hesitancy to come forward and share what they might know about any crime. The tipline is 1-800-SPEAK-UP.

If you would like to get involved in this worthy organization, please call 313-922-5000.

3 Comments so far

  1. max (unregistered) on November 16th, 2006 @ 11:14 am

    don’t mean to be too negative but hasn’t the crime rate in Detroit gone up this year?

  2. Tom (unregistered) on November 16th, 2006 @ 11:48 am

    “innovative crime reduction strategies” = Laying off more police officers?

  3. sam smith (unregistered) on November 20th, 2006 @ 3:54 pm

    A great place to find out everything about MICHIGAN AND DETROIT

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