Austin County Crime Stoppers, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to keeping Austin County a safe place to live, work, and play. Our mission is to work with area law enforcement agencies, the news media, and members of the public to publicize and gain intelligence on felony crimes occurring in our area and to assist in the apprehension of felony fugitives, wanted or residing in this area.
Law Enforcement – Austin County Crime Stoppers works with Federal, State, and Local Law Enforcement, by helping to publicize felony crimes and wanted felons. While publicizing the information, we add that any citizen, with information, can call our tip line, at any time, and anonymously leave information in, reference to the crime or location of the wanted felon. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information that leads to the arrest or indictment of any felony suspect as an added incentive.
News Media – Austin County Crime Stoppers Inc. works with local news media outlets to assist area law enforcement in publicizing information about felony crimes or felony fugitives.
The Public – Austin County Crime Stoppers Inc. works with the pubic by giving everyone an opportunity to share information about felony crimes while remaining anonymous. This aspect of Crime Stoppers is the most important. Most people want to help keep their communities safe but do not want to get involved to the point where they might have to testify in court or possibly face retaliation from the suspects.