The Silent Witness Crime Stoppers program combines
the efforts of a private organization operated by volunteers with those
of city and county law enforcement agencies to solve crimes in Cheyenne.
The program was begun in Cheyenne in 1982 after
a police staff officer learned of the Crime Stoppers program in Albuquerque.
This program pays rewards to citizens whose anonymous tips assist law enforcement
in solving area crimes.
Originally 100 businesses, organizations and
individuals contributed funds to start Silent Witness of Cheyenne, Inc.
Many continue to do so today; without private donations Silent Witness
could not operate, since no public monies are provided.
The local board is composed of twenty members
representing business, government, education and the news media in addition
to law enforcement. The board is responsible for fund raising and paying
rewards as well as serving as a liaison between law enforcement and the
community. The board has the backing of various civic organizations.
Silent Witness Crime Stoppers serves the community
as a whole by enabling crimes to be solved which might not otherwise be
solved without the information provided to law enforcement by private citizens.
The community benefits through the return of stolen property as well as
by the arrest and incarceration of burglars, drug dealers and other criminals.
Additionally, citizens are encouraged to be aware of possible illegal activities
in their neighborhoods.
Silent Witness Crime Stoppers is a deterrent
to crime in Cheyenne, making the city a better place in which to live.
Silent Witness Crime Stoppers is YOU!!
The Silent Witness Crime Stopper program provides
a way individuals can assist in solving crimes without having their names
known. Rewards are paid.
Many crimes have been solved from information
provided by concerned individuals. Recovery of stolen property, arrests
of burglars, drug dealers and other criminals are a direct result of information
provided by private citizens.
This program provides a deterrent to crime
in Cheyenne making the city a better place in which to live. It also encourages
citizens to be aware of possible illegal activities.
The rewards are funded by private donations
and contributions. Without these private donations Silent Witness could
not operate. No government monies are used. No money is used for paid employees.
Your support is needed and appreciated. For
your donation, we will send you -
$5.00 decal and ice scraper
$25.00 silver certificate
$50.00 gold certificate
$100.00 gray plaque
$200.00 wood plaque
Please send donations to:
2205 East Pershing Blvd., Cheyenne, WY 82001