Student Crimestoppers Program
On January 28, 2009, the Superintendents from Richland District’s One and Two and Richland/Lexington District Five joined Sheriff Leon Lott, Crimestoppers of The Midlands, representatives from Forest Acres Police Department, Lexington Sheriff’s Department, City of Columbia Police Department and other law enforcement representatives at a news conference to announce the unveiling of the "Student Crimestoppers Program".
The design of this program is very similar to the established and recognized Crimestoppers Program which has been in service for many years. However, this new program will be directed toward student participation. The program is designed to give students the opportunity to report criminal activity in a safe, anonymous and confidential manner. Monetary awards will be paid to the student at established values based on the type information received.
Calls can be made to a toll free phone system maintained 24/7. Students reporting do not furnish any personal information and they will not be called upon to testify or give additional statements.
The Student Crimestoppers Program is sponsored and fully funded by Crimestoppers of the Midlands.