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Local crime solving organization honored


MCALLEN - Lamar County Crime Stoppers have been honored for most cases cleared based on population and Best Radio Public Service Announcement.

The two awards were presented at the Texas Crime Stoppers Conference in McAllen on October 25th.

In 2010, Lamar County Crime Stoppers cleared over 400 cases. Additionally, the organization was recognized by the Texas Crime Stoppers Council for its 25 years of service to Lamar County as a certified Crime Stoppers program.

Officer Matt Birch of Paris Police Department and Crime Stoppers Coordinator said “local residents should be proud of the hard work of many, many board members over the last 25 years, as well as those from local law enforcement, and our media partners. It takes all three aspects of the local community to make Crime Stoppers a success. These awards are proof that Crime Stoppers does work here in Lamar County and will continue to do so for years to come.”

More information about the organization and Crime Stoppers as a whole is at www.785-tips.com.

The Texas Crime Stoppers Conference is an annual training event for local Crime Stoppers programs board members, coordinators, and executive directors to attend and receive required training in order to maintain their certification from the Texas Crime Stoppers Council. The conference is highlighted by an awards banquet that recognizes local programs for their achievements during the past year.