The Sheriff’s Log- Feb. 13

Another Update from Sheriff Loren Brand.  In an approach in solving the crime problem, Amarillo Crime Stoppers rely on our police, media and general community to provide information about crimes and criminals.

Another Update from Sheriff Loren Brand. In an approach in solving the crime problem, Amarillo Crime Stoppers rely on our police, media and general community to provide information about crimes and criminals.

Chandra Rice, Editor

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Police Crack Down on Crimes

Since February 1, 2018, the CCSO 9-1-1/Dispatch has handled 95 Calls for Service. Those calls consist of 3-traffic accidents, 2-disturbances, 5-domestic violence, 11-fires, 3-jail incidents, 4-motorist assists, 13-EMS calls, 2-threat reports, and 2-welfare concerns. 31 individuals have been booked into the Carson County Jail and we currently have 38 incarcerated.

CCSO is proud to be a part of the Amarillo Crime Stoppers organization.

How it Works

Put simply it is a three part approach to solving the crime problem. Amarillo Crime Stoppers relies on cooperation between the police, the media, and the general community to provide a flow of information about crime and criminals.

The Phone Call

Calls are received at the local Amarillo Crime Stoppers tips line phone. This phone is a stand-alone instrument which does not provide caller ID, and conversations are not recorded. The Crime Stoppers police Coordinator receiving the information completes the tips information form, makes initial inquiries and then passes the information to the investigating officer. Calls are accepted regarding any publicized request for information, such as “Crime of the Week” or such other crime(s) the caller has knowledge of.

By guaranteeing a caller`s anonymity, Amarillo Crime Stoppers allows the caller to give information in a positive atmosphere without the prospect of retribution. By offering cash rewards for information leading to indictment or arrests, the program encourages otherwise reluctant callers to provide information.

The Online WebTip

Tipsters now have the option of giving us tips online. The process is completely secure and anonymous and is a very effective and efficient means of safely communicating with us in today’s world. Our WebTip process is powered by the world’s leading online tip solution provider.

The very unique integrated Two-Way Dialog capabilities allow the tipster to come back and provide additional information to their tip at any time, but also provides a secure means for the coordinator to ask questions or provide reward information back to the tipster through the same secure and encrypted interface.

Structure and Funding of Crime Stoppers

Crime Stopper Programs are organized as a not for profit organization (Charity). A civilian community board of directors provides direction as to the financial and promotional activities of the program. The board of directors enhances the community involvement aspect, and its function is vital to the program’s success.

The Amarillo Crime Stoppers program is funded by private donations and fund raising. NO TAX DOLLARS are involved. The reward money paid out by the program is from the fund raising and donations from concerned citizens and businesses.

A community board of directors, made up of persons from throughout the area, meets on a monthly basis to evaluate arrests and to decide on the size of rewards to be paid, up to $1,000. Rewards are then distributed in a private manner to the callers. Callers are eligible for rewards up to $1,000, but, despite this many callers choose not to collect their

  • We are currently requesting information on persons who are dumping tires or furniture along county roads or along highways. It’s not only an eyesore and a hazard, it is also costly to have the materials picked up.
  • CCSO is searching for a vehicle stolen from the Carson County area. The vehicle is a silver-colored 2006 Buick four door with Texas tag #BC4B514. 

If you have information on the illegal dumping or the stolen vehicle, please contact Amarillo Crime Stoppers 24/7 tip line 806-374-4400.  Thank you.

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