Metro Richmond Crimestoppers is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit serving the Greater Metro Richmond Area of Virginia. To foster a safe community, our mission is to prevent and solve crime by providing educational crime prevention programs for youth and adults, and by assisting Law Enforcement Agencies, victims of crime and their families, in identifying and arresting criminal suspects through anonymous tips by citizens.
ABOUT CRIME STOPPERS
"We don't have to know who YOU are - to know who THEY are."
Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers
Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers (MRCS) was formed in 1984 by a group of concerned retailers, regional Law Enforcement Officials and the support of the Retail Merchants Association. This makes MRCS one of the oldest Crime Stoppers organizations in the USA.
Crime Stoppers USA was formed slightly before 1984 by a New Mexico Police Officer and the concept spread rapidly. Today there are well over 2000 organizations nationwide. Most are called Crime Stoppers, but some are known as CrimeSolvers, CrimeLine, TIP Line and others.
The concerned citizens in the Greater Richmond area felt then, as we do today, that an organized citizenry offering rewards could make a significant contribution toward Law Enforcement's capability to arrest criminals. The concept has been recognized as being very successful.
Serving seven jurisdictions in the Greater Richmond Area
Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers is administered by a Board of Directors. The Board is made up of 30 volunteer Directors and representatives of area Law Enforcement jurisdictions. MRCS represents the City of Richmond, Henrico County, Hanover County, Goochland County, New Kent County, Caroline County and Charles City County. Our Police Coordinator is Col. Doug Middleton, Chief of Henrico County Police. Currently, he delegates that responsibility to Lt. R. J. Bordner . Lt. Bordner oversees the call takers and the administration of presenting reward information and other details for the consideration of the Board of Directors.
The Coordinator's responsibility specifically is to create for the Board a list of proposed rewards as case numbers only with no names, along with their justifications, from the various jurisdictions for Board approval.
The Public Relations face of the Board in Radio, TV or Print presentations is today the responsibility of Detective John Flores of the City of Richmond Police Department.
Tipsters call the 804-780-1000 tipline and are assured of their anonymity by being given an identification number. Again, no names! Approved rewards are paid out in cash by the identification number. Hence our slogan,"We don't have to know who you are to know who they are!"
OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
METRO RICHMOND CRIME STOPPERS
Mr. Jeff Robinson
We've got a top notch supporters!
RETAIL MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION
The legacy sponsor of Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers (MRCS) is the Retail Merchants Association (RMA). RMA was the principal sponsor at the founding of MRCS and continues today to give MRCS financial, administrative and staff support.
PEARSON SIGNATURE DEALERSHIPS
The Pearson Dealerships have been the lead sponsor the Annual MRCS Golf Tournament for several years. The Pearson Family continues to be a significant supporter of all MRCS Fund Raising activities and many other Law Enforcement needs.
HOW YOUR SUPPORT HELPS
ON AVERAGE, A $530 DONATION CAN EVEN HELP SOLVE A VIOLENT CRIME.
METRO RICHMOND AREA
HELPED SOLVE 70,345 CASES
AS OF JANUARY 2020
PROCESSED 46,022 TIPS
THROUGH OUR SYSTEMS (AS OF JAN. 2020)
MOST IMPORTANT: If you are offering an anonymous tip and wish to remain anonymous,
ONLY call the tip line (804) 780-1000
(Note: Do Not Use CONTACT FORM BELOW For Tips)