You can help support the work of Crime Stoppers by contributing any amount. All
contributions will be used specifically to fund the Coles County Crime Stoppers program
and will assist in its efforts to identify and apprehend criminals and recover stolen
property. Coles County Crime Stoppers is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and
income tax receipts are issued for eligible donations of $10.00 or more.
Please make checks payable to and mail donations to:
Coles County Crime Stoppers, NP
P.O. Box 211
Charleston, IL 61920
When a call is received by Crime Stoppers, it is logged with the date, time, and
a brief summary of the information. Callers are furnished with a secret code number
which is used in subsequent transactions. If an arrest is made on an offender, or
fugitive, the caller again calls Crime Stoppers and gives the code number. Arrangements
will be made for payment in CASH of any awarded money to preserve their anonymity.
Crime Stoppers assures that the caller remains anonymous with no pressure to reveal
their identity and still collect their rewards.
Crime Stoppers is a non-profit organization, made up of a board of concerned citizens
to support the efforts of law enforcement agencies in Coles County, Illinois. Relying
upon the cooperation of the community, the media, and the local law enforcement,
this program is designed to develop information in solving crimes. It offers cash
rewards up to $1000 to persons who furnish information leading to the arrest and
filing of charges against person involved in criminal offenses.
Two basic premises lie at the heart of Crime Stoppers. The first is that many citizens
do not provide information to their local law enforcement agencies because they are
afraid of becoming involved or of being harmed by the criminal element. Crime Stoppers
overcomes this fear by allowing callers to remain anonymous. The second premise
is that citizens are apathetic regarding crime. Crime Stoppers overcomes this apathy
by offering cash rewards to persons who call the program with information leading
to the arrest or capture of wanted persons.