The Greater Springfield Crime Stoppers program, in partnership with the City of Springfield and the Springfield Police Department, installed four informational kiosks at two Springfield-Greene County Library District locations and two local Walmarts Aug. 23:
- Library Station (2535 N. Kansas Expressway)
- Library Center (4653 S. Campbell)
- Walmart (1923 E. Kearney)
- Walmart (2021 E. Independence).
The kiosks display Amber Alerts, wanted fugitive features, arrested posters, special features, SPD recruiting information, and general Crime Stoppers program information.
The kiosk units are easily transported and will be utilized at community events. The kiosk decals highlight where community members can go for additional information and include QR codes that can be scanned for easy access to the tip submission form and the Crime Stoppers website.
Although tips cannot be submitted directly at the kiosks, tip submission is simple to complete on your cell phone or tablet after scanning the QR code or utilizing the Crime Stoppers website.
Crime Stoppers is a non-profit program of Community Partnership of the Ozarks that encourages members of the community to assist local law enforcement agencies in the fight against crime. The program relies on cooperation between the police, the media, and citizens to provide anonymous information about crime and criminals in the Greene County area. Cash rewards of up to $1,000 are available for tips that directly lead to a felony arrest or seizure of a felony amount of drugs. Partners involved in bringing these innovative kiosks to Springfield hope to increase tip submissions, inform the community about relevant local crime information, and make Springfield a safer place.
More information about Greater Springfield Area Crime Stoppers can be found at:
- Facebook: facebook.com/GSACrimeStop
- Website: springfieldcrimestoppers.com
- Twitter Handle: @GSACrimeStop.