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East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers expands giving community more ways to help

Individuals that submit tips that lead to an arrest could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.
Individuals that submit tips that lead to an arrest could be eligible for a cash reward of up...
Individuals that submit tips that lead to an arrest could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.
Updated: May. 18, 2021 at 11:44 AM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - The East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers program has expanded to give community members more ways to track Knoxville’s wanted fugitives, read about featured and unsolved crimes, and help find missing persons through social media.

On May 5, 2021, the City of Knoxville and the Knoxville Police Department joined the East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers board of directors to launch the East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers program.

By the end of the first day, the Crime Stoppers had received 7 tips and within 10 days Crime Stoppers received its first tip that led to an arrest.

On May 13, a Crime Stoppers Twitter account was created followed by the introduction of the Crime Stoppers Facebook page on Monday.

Community members can also keep up with the East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers program on its website.

Crime Stoppers allows citizens to work with law enforcement to make their communities safer by anonymously sharing information about crimes, criminal activity and the location of wanted fugitives. Tips can also be submitted by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Individuals that submit tips that lead to an arrest could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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