Donations & Inquiries
Post Office Box 456, Lufkin, Texas 75902-0456
Executive Director, Detective JB Smith, (936) 630-0504
CRIME STOPPERS WILL NOT ACCEPT TIPS SUBMITTED TO THIS ADDRESS OR TELEPHONE NUMBER
Crime Stoppers of Lufkin, Inc. is a non-profit organization (a charity) with a Board of Directors comprised of citizens from the East Texas area providing direction as to the financial and promotional activities of the Program. In 2014, the Board of Directors appointed an executive director to manage the day-to-day operations and expansion of the Program but the Board of Directors controls the Program, determines all reward payments, and is vital to the Program’s success.
The executive director for Crime Stoppers of Lufkin operates this website and the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip services (telephone tipline, web tips, and mobile tips app). While Crime Stoppers of Lufkin hosts these services, Crime Stoppers programs and law enforcement agencies throughout the Deep East Texas region contribute to and participate in the centralized website and tip-taking resources. Tips received via the telephone tipline, this website, or the mobile tips app will be directed to the appropriate Crime Stoppers program or directly to the investigating law enforcement agency. Rewards, when authorized, will be handle by and in accordance with the policies of the Crime Stoppers program handling the tip.
As long as the published Tipline telephone number or website address instructions are used, tips are passed through a software program that masks all sender information. A randomized report number is assigned to each tip so the tipster’s identity is never known to Crime Stoppers or any law enforcement officer/investigator involved in the case.
When Tipsters communicate with Crime Stoppers, following the initial tip submission, whether to provide additional information, check the status of the investigation, or learn if a reward has been authorized, they must use the report number assigned to their tip. Because the process is anonymous, the report number is the only way for Crime Stoppers to locate the tip and provide an update to the Tipster.
Anonymity is not Crime Stoppers’ promise -- IT IS THE LAW. In Texas, a person, including a law enforcement officer, may commit a crime if the person intentionally or knowingly divulges the identity of a Crime Stoppers Tipster. Crime Stoppers needs the information you have regarding crimes and criminals, not your name. To further ensure a tipster’s identity is never known, CRIME STOPPERS PAYS REWARDS ONLY FOR ANONYMOUS TIPS; tipsters who identify themselves are not eligible for payment.
Crime Stoppers exists to reduce crime in communities throughout the Deep East Texas region and to reduce the crime prevention and crime-solving burdens on area law enforcement agencies by:
- Offering anonymity and rewards for crime -solving information in order to overcome the fear and apathy that typically inhibit community involvement in assisting law enforcement agencies in the fight against crime;
- Assisting law enforcement personnel in identifying and locating criminals;
- Promoting the Crime Stopper program and crime prevention efforts by creating and distributing multi-media materials and information concerning crime prevention, unsolved crimes, and wanted persons;
- Training and advising law enforcement personnel who participate in the Crime Stoppers program;
- Initiating and encouraging the flow of information between law enforcement agencies and personnel; and
- Providing crime prevention and crime-solving assistance to law enforcement agencies and crime stoppers programs outside the Deep East Texas region.
Privacy and Security
Crime Stoppers of Lufkin, Inc. does not directly collect personal information concerning you or your use of our website or other tip-taking resources. We do not use or disclose your personal information, nor do we sell your personal information to anyone.
Your anonymity is safeguarded legislatively as well as administratively by procedures we have implemented to ensure its protection. Anonymity is not Crime Stoppers’ promise -- IT IS THE LAW. In Texas, a person, including a law enforcement officer, may commit a crime if the person intentionally or knowingly divulges the identity of a Crime Stoppers Tipster. Crime Stoppers needs the information you have regarding crimes and criminals, not your name. To further ensure a tipster’s identity is never known, CRIME STOPPERS PAYS REWARDS ONLY FOR ANONYMOUS TIPS; tipsters who identify themselves are not eligible for payment.
The importance of anonymity cannot be overemphasized. A tipster will be anonymous unless the tipster tell someone that they submitted a Crime Stoppers Tip.
The Crime Stoppers of Lufkin, Inc. website may contain links to websites of other organizations and companies. These links are for your convenience and do not constitute an endorsement of the content, viewpoint, policies, products, or services of the websites. Crime Stoppers of Lufkin, Inc. has no control over and is therefore not responsible for the privacy practices of organizations and companies with links on our website.
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You are authorized only to use the content on the this website for personal use or legitimate business purposes related to your role as a current or prospective tipster or media partner of Crime Stoppers of Lufkin, Inc. You may not copy, modify, create derivative works of, publicly display, or perform, republish, repost to another site, store, transmit, or distribute any of the material on this site without the prior written consent of Crime Stoppers of Lufkin, Inc., except to: (a) store copies of such materials temporarily in RAM, (b) store files that are automatically cached by your web browser for display enhancement purposes and (c) print a reasonable number of pages of the website; provided in each case that you do not alter or remove any copyright or other proprietary notices included in such materials.
Neither the title nor any intellectual property rights to any information or material in this website are transferred to you, but remain with Crime Stoppers of Lufkin, Inc. or the applicable owner of such content. Except as expressly authorized by Crime Stoppers of Lufkin, Inc. in writing, you may not reproduce, sell, or exploit for any commercial purposes (a) any part of this website, (b) access to this website or (c) use of this website or of any services or materials available through this website.
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