For nearly 30 years, the Hopkinsville-Christian County Crime Stoppers organization has helped put away criminals, and now the non-profit organization needs the community’s support to ensure criminals remain behind bars.
The local Crime Stoppers organization is always in need of monetary donations and due to the tough economic times, the situation has become dire for the organization.
Hopkinsville Police Public Information Officer Paul Ray says the economy has had a tremendous impact on Crime Stoppers.
Officer Ray says donations are the driving force behind the organization and spoke candidly about the ongoing funding problem.
Thanks to anonymous tipsters that call into Crime Stoppers, local law enforcement agencies, like Hopkinsville Police are able to apprehend at least two criminals a week.
The Hopkinsville-Christian County Crime Stoppers was established in 1984.