About Our Organization

Who is Crime Stoppers?
Crime Stoppers of Minnesota is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1979 that operates separate and independent from law enforcement.  We collect information about crimes that may not otherwise be available to authorities in such a way that the person providing the information remains anonymous.
Mission Statement
Crime Stoppers of Minnesota’s mission is to assist law enforcement in solving crimes with the help of anonymous tips provided by members of the general public.  We seek to make the neighborhoods and communities a safer place to live, work and play. We provide the people of Minnesota with a safe alternative to silence.

Our Organization
Crime Stoppers provides an alternative to direct contact with law enforcement to report crime information.  Our tools for providing information protect people and help victims!  We rely on public awareness and local support from communities so that we can provide coordination with law enforcement and highlight cases in the media. 
Crime Stoppers of Minnesota has no paid staff and is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.  We rely on donations to sustain our continued operation. 
Your Support at Work
We are funded by private donations and fundraising efforts.
Our volunteer Board of Directors includes people from throughout Minnesota who provide direction on financial and operational activities. 
The Board of Directors determines rewards amounts and distributes them to tipsters confidentially.

Board of Directors

Robert Dennistoun      Chairman
Ruth Hovey      Secretary
Jody Murphy      Treasurer
Christopher Janssen      Vice Chair
Michaela Chambers      Board Member
Don Davis      Board Member
Brad Morrison      Board Member
Paul Van Steenhuyse      Board Member
Andy Zyvoloski      Board Member
Nicholas Luciano      Board Member
John Elder      Ex Officio Board Member
Charles Graupman      Ex Officio Board Member
Nikkole Peterson      Ex Officio Board Member
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Crime Stoppers of Minnesota is widely supported by law enforcement leaders from across the entire state of Minnesota. 
Crime Doesn't Pay...We Do!