Testimonials from Victims or Family Members Affected by Crime
Jamar Baker shares his experience with Crime Stoppers about his brother’s homicide. Thomas Baker Jr. was murdered in Flint in October, 2014. “Crime Stoppers stepped in when we were in our crisis and gave my brother and my family a voice to get answers. They helped answer the mystery that could have added more pain to my brother’s loss. If you see something, say something! It could be the difference between a family finding elements to heal.”
Crime Stoppers of Flint & Genesee County partners with all law enforcement departments throughout the county, including State and Federal agencies. We share a common goal - to make the community a safer place to live, work, and play. Law enforcement often requests assistance from Crime Stoppers when they don’t have enough information to solve a case or they are unable to find a felony fugitive. Testimonials from City of Flint Police Department, Office of the Genesee County Sheriff, Michigan State Police, and Genesee County Prosecutor’s Office are evidence of an excellent working relationship between Crime Stoppers and law enforcement.
City of Flint Police Chief, Tim Johnson says, “Crime Stoppers of Flint & Genesee County provides an essential avenue for the Flint community to anonymously report information about crimes and wanted fugitives that they may not otherwise be willing to share. The information and leads provided by the community, through Crime Stoppers, has led to the arrests and convictions of many violent criminals that may not have otherwise been captured or prosecuted. Providing a safe environment for our community is our top priority and our partnership with Crime Stoppers helps in our fight against crime.”
Genesee County Sheriff Pickell recognizes the benefits the program provides to his department and the community, “Crime Stoppers is an effective law enforcement tool in fighting crime in the Flint area. The success we have had through Crime Stoppers is proof that anonymous callers play a key role in combating the crime epidemic in our area.”
“We truly value our partnership with Crime Stoppers and the power it gives citizens to make a difference in the communities they call home. Tipsters are helping us locate wanted fugitives and most importantly, solve crimes. The work we are doing together is positive for police and Michigan residents.” – F/Lt. Todd Mapes, Flint Post Commander, Michigan State Police
Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton says, "I encourage all citizens of our community to come forward when they have information that can help us solve a crime and Crime Stoppers is an excellent tool in that regard.”