How Viable Is Crime Stoppers? by K. Scott Abrams Crime Stoppers International 2011

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Crime Stoppers USA K. Scott Abrams presentation to delegates at the 2011 Crime Stoppers International Training Conference in Montego Bay, Jamaica October 26, 2011

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How Viable Is Crime Stoppers? by K. Scott Abrams Crime Stoppers International 2011

  1. 1. Team One Team Leader:K. Scott Abrams
  2. 2. Julie Dash (Spokesperson) John M artineau Mark Dolan Chris Garcia John Broad John Drew Carols Medoza More
  3. 3.  How Viable is Crime Stoppers? Or, what is impacting, positively or negatively, Crime Stoppers Viability (Success/Enhancing – Failures/Inhibiting)
  4. 4.  Strong Brand  Anonymity  Integrity  Trust Support from Law Enforcement Need for Crime Stoppers (by society)
  5. 5.  Volunteers Community Service Accessibility Global/Sharing Ideas (Networking) Maturity/Experience on Crime Stoppers Boards Without Prejudice Media Partnerships Nimbleness/Agility to move organization Global Support Same Mission (get the bad guys off the street)
  6. 6.  Financial Restraints Quality of Boards/Motivation  Lack of Board Education or Board Orientation  Limited manpower Resources on Boards
  7. 7.  Lack of Youth Involvement Thorough Investigations of Tips by Law Enforcement Communication with Law Enforcement Communication with General Public  Lack of Knowledge of Crime Stoppers Separation of Crime Stoppers and Law Enforcement Variability of Support from Law Enforcement Lack of Focus on Prevention Aspect
  8. 8.  Gaining Public Trust and Confidence Establishing Relationships with Media Engage Youth
  9. 9.  Embracing Technological Advances Governmental Funding/Grants Crime Stoppers Assistance to Law Enforcement  As Law Enforcement Budgets Decline, Reliance on Crime Stoppers Increases Improve Increase Private Sector Alliances Improving the Scholastic Programs Improving Prevention Aspect of Crime Stoppers
  10. 10.  Acceptance of Crime Stoppers by Law Enforcement Quality of Police Coordinator  Ability to Influence the Selection Process
  11. 11.  No Snitching Law Enforcement Corruption Personal Safety of Board Members Crime Stoppers Loss of Control with Government Funding Competing Crime Stoppers Organizations Declining Economy (Impacts Funding) Law Enforcement Need for witnesses versus Tips Lack of Resources in Law Enforcement Agencies Lack of Tip Follow Up Hurts Future Trust of Crime Stoppers

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