Madisonville city leaders have declared June Crime Stoppers Month. Officials say the program is targeting some of the areas most wanted criminals.
There's no denying the success rates Hopkins County law enforcement are having by harnessing the power of Crime Stoppers.
It's as simple as dialing the toll-free Crime Stoppers hotline, reporting your tip anonymously, and receiving cash rewards for successful tips.
This year so far, Crime Stoppers has received 230 calls, resulting in 47 arrests.
Last year, of the 69 criminals on the most wanted list, Crime Stoppers tips led to arresting 61 of those individuals.
In 2012, two different tips led to the recovery of forty six marijuana plants valued at over $80,000 dollars.
Madisonville Police Chief Wade Williams says Crime Stoppers not only solves crimes but also builds community partnerships.
"Without them having that feeling of being able to trust and talk and communicate with us, you know it's not going to be successful. We encourage them. We go out of our way to make sure they feel safe, they feel secure, and they're trusting enough to give us that information," Williams says.