Crime Stoppers Grants Awarded

News Release:

Governor Rick Perry has announced the award of $508,809 in grants to 53 Crime Stoppers programs across Texas. These grants are awarded under the state Crime Stoppers Assistance Fund and are distributed by the Governor's Criminal Justice Division (CJD).

"Texans in every community benefit from these organizations," Perry said. "By strengthening the resources and tools available to Crime Stoppers programs, we raise public awareness, reduce crime and increase safety."

These grants are distributed to state-certified Crime Stoppers programs to support a 24-hour informant hotline and provide training for law enforcement officials, students and faculty sponsors.

Each year, CJD awards more than $113 million in grants for a variety of juvenile justice, criminal justice and victim services programs.

The awards include:

Central Texas:

$13,198 to Capital Area Crime Stoppers, Inc.

$5,775 to Hays County Crime Stoppers, Inc.

$14,960 to Hill Country Area Crime Stoppers, Inc.

$11,070 to Waco Crime Stoppers, Inc.

East Texas:

$8,550 to Awareness of Crime in Texarkana, Inc.

$12,118 to Baytown Crime Stoppers, Inc.

$15,000 to Brazoria County Crime Stoppers, Inc.

$15,000 to Brazos County Crime Stoppers, Inc.

$6,735 to Burleson County Crime Stoppers, Inc.

$12,251 to Houston County Crime Stoppers, Inc.

$13,973 to Jefferson County Crime Stoppers, Inc.

$7,200 to Matagorda County Crimestoppers Inc.

$8,200 to Montgomery County Crime Stoppers, Inc.

$3,370 to Nacogdoches Crime Stoppers, Inc.

$6,033 to Robertson County Crime Stoppers, Inc.

$12,000 to Rusk County Crime Stoppers, Inc.

$15,000 to Southeast Texas Crime Stoppers, Inc.

$15,000 to Sulphur Springs Hopkins County Crime Stoppers, Inc.

$7,993 to Trinity County Crime Stopper's, Inc.

$14,850 to Tyler-Smith County CrimeStoppers, Inc.

$8,800 to West Wharton County Crime Stoppers, Inc.

North Texas:

$5,100 to Amarillo Crime Stoppers, Inc.

$1,849 to Childress County Crime Stoppers, Inc.

$5,080 to Duncanville High School Crime Stoppers, Inc.

$4,400 to Grand Prairie Crime Commission, Inc.

$7,332 to Hood County Crime Stoppers, Inc.

$5,100 to Moore County Crime Stoppers Inc.

$2,518 to Perryton - Ochiltree County Crime Stoppers, Inc.

$6,460 to Safe City Commission, Inc.

$14,530 to Student Crime Stoppers of Amarillo, Inc.

$15,000 to The North Texas Crime Commission, Inc.

$14,943 to Wichita Falls Crime Stoppers, Inc.

South Texas:

$5,010 to Bee County Crime Stoppers, Inc.

$13,525 to Corpus Christi Crime Stoppers, Inc.

$6,300 to Crime Stoppers of South Texas, Inc.

$15,000 to Harlingen Area Crime Stoppers, Inc.

$9,016 to Laredo Crime Stoppers, Inc.

$15,000 to Laredo ISD Campus Crime Stoppers, Inc.

$7,447 to Lavaca County Crime Stoppers, Inc.

$13,225 to McAllen Crime Stoppers, Inc.

$1,524 to New Braunfels Comal County Crime Stoppers, Inc.

$4,460 to Palmview Crime Stoppers, Inc.

$4,000 to Texas State Technical College Harlingen Crime Stoppers, Inc.

$8,228 to Tri-County Crime Stoppers, Inc.

$3,900 to Victoria Crime Stoppers, Inc.

$3,943 to Zapata Crime Stoppers, Inc.

West Texas:

$15,000 to Crime Stoppers of El Paso, Inc.

$15,000 to Crime Stoppers of Midland, Inc.

$9,750 to Crime Stoppers of San Angelo, Inc.

$6,039 to Kimble County Crime Stoppers, Inc.

$15,000 to Odessa Crime Stoppers, Inc.

$13,054 to Pecos Valley Crime Stoppers, Inc.

Statewide Projects:

$15,000 to Texas Department of Criminal Justice to provide funds for technology upgrades, training to program coordinators and rewards that are given to inmate and employee informants for information that aids law enforcement officials in criminal investigations.