Crime Stoppers began in Albuquerque, New Mexico in September
of 1976. Members of the local community, in partnership with
the media and law enforcement, began an effort to provide
crime-solving assistance to law enforcement.
A cash reward was offered to anonymous persons who telephone
the Crime Stoppers hot line with information which led to
the arrest and indictment of the person(s) responsible for
The Crime Stoppers program has enjoyed great success boasting
an average conviction rate of 95% on cases solved by Crime
Stoppers' tips. The Crime Stoppers programs worldwide have
solved over a half a million crimes and recovered over 3 billion
dollars worth of stolen property and narcotics.
Today, there are over 1,000 Crime Stoppers programs in the
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, South Africa,
Bahamas, British West Indies, Micronesia, and other nations.
Formerly known as Crime Stoppers of Hayward, Crime Stoppers
of Southern Alameda County was formed as the organization
added more and more law enforcement agencies. We are now serving
the following agencies.
Alameda County Sheriff
Alameda County SAFE Task force
San Leandro Police
Union City Police