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Crime Stoppers program shows early success
July 30, 2021

KNOXVILLE - The East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers program is showing great success in just the first 10 weeks of the program.

On May 5, 2021, the City of Knoxville and the Knoxville Police Department officially unveiled the East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers program.

Since that time, 10 arrests and numerous warrants have been issued as a result of the more than 500 tips that have been submitted.

"We have been pleased with both the quality and quantity of the tips that have been submitted to Crime Stoppers, which have resulted in the successful resolution of numerous cases," said East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers Interim Coordinator Stacey Payne. "It is apparent that residents want to safely and securely play an active role in the maintenance of public safety, and Crime Stoppers allows them to do that."

Crime Stoppers enables citizens to work with law enforcement to make their communities safer by anonymously sharing information about crimes, criminal activity and the location of wanted fugitives.

There are several ways people can submit a tip and if that tip leads to an arrest it could result in a cash reward of up to $1,000.

• Call – 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)
• Email –
• App – on the “P3 Tips” mobile app

The City is still in the process of hiring a coordinator for the program. Applications for the position were accepted through July 20.

To learn more about the East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers program go to or follow the program on Twitter and Facebook.

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