The Omaha Crime Stoppers program began in 1982 from the efforts of our City Commission and our Police Department. Omaha Crime Stoppers now operates as an independent, not-for-profit organization. Since 2014, we’ve approved over $1,000,000 in rewards.
Reward money paid out by the program comes from the fundraising and donations from concerned citizens and businesses. Omaha Crime Stoppers is fully funded by private donations, and receives no tax dollars.
Crime Stoppers is comprised of diverse, active and dedicated community representatives. A civilian board of directors provides direction as to the financial and promotional activities of the program. And the board works with the community to maintain a helpful and productive Crime Stoppers program.
Crime Stoppers provides a method for local law enforcement to receive information on crimes. These efforts increase tips, which in turn increase arrests in our community.