Lafayette Crime Stoppers began in 1983 with a mission to assist local law enforcement to fight crime by helping to overcome the two elements that inhibit public involvement: fear and apathy. The program originated in Albuquerque, NM in 1972, and now Lafayette is one of over 1800 communities with an Active Crime Stoppers organization.
Crime Stoppers provides a method for local law enforcement to receive information on crimes. These efforts increase tips, which in turn increase arrests in our community. All tipsters remain anonymous.
In Lafayette, the first arrest as a result of a tip to Crime Stoppers occurred on June 5, 1983, which netted a young businessman dealing drugs. Since that time, Crime Stoppers tips have resulted in 5280 arrests, over $25 million dollars in recovered property, and $20,400,000 worth of drugs seized.