Help Fight Crime, Get Cash Reward
Police are getting more creative to let the community know that they can remain anonymous to help catch the bad guys. In return, those tipsters can get a cash reward. According to News 10 ABC, the Albany Police department has rolled out a vehicle that reminds the community that they can assist in fighting crime. The Capital Region Crime Stoppers now has a new plan for the summer. They unveiled a "rolling billboard" that patrols the streets. It has information on how residents and witnesses to crime in their neighborhoods can report a tip anonymously.
Some residents are hesitant to report crime and others feel like the vehicle is a waste of money. There have been over three hundred tips since the Crime Stoppers have been out from its launch in December.
The van reads: "cash rewards", "capitalregioncrimestoppers.com", "100% anonymous tips.". Police hope the visibility of the van with encourage residents to be more aware and report crime when they see it. Plus the cash reward incentive may also help with reporting.