About our Program

This Lake County Crime Stoppers Program began in 1983. Our Program now operates as an independent organization. The concept has developed into a combination of efforts by local media, businesses, civic and social clubs, law enforcement agencies, and the public. Donations of airtime, newspaper space, and reward monies have established Crime Stoppers as an effective tool to fight crime in the area.

Mission Statement

Lake County Crime Stoppers mission is to provide the highest quality confidential informant services based on fairness, honest, integrity, and pride. Crime Stoppers strives to improve services through problem solving and partnerships with Lake County citizens to insure a safe place in which to live, work or visit.

Who is Involved

NamePosition
Michael Smith      Executive Director
Gene Childers      Chairman
Bruce Johnson      Vice-Chairman
John Peter Curielli      Past Chairman
Barbara Pretzman      Treasurer
Joe Santisteban      Secretary
George Giese      Co-Secretary
Anthony Bianchi, Sr.      Board Member
Dorothy Papachristos      Board Member
Charla Waxman      Board member
Edward Witas III      Board Member
Ed Yells      Board Member
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