History of Crime Stoppers of Atlantic County

Atlantic County Crime Stoppers was founded in 1978 through the efforts of Dr. Roy Soloff, who, unfortunately, is now deceased.  Dr. Soloff, who was a local optometrist, was dedicated to learning everything about this organization, which was relatively new in the United States at the time.  At the present time, there are over 1,200 programs throughout the world.  The purpose of Crime Stoppers is to provide a means of contact, without fear of repercussion, for anyone who may have valuable information about any crime that occurred in Atlantic County.

Since the inception of Atlantic County Crime Stoppers in 1978, approximately 4,000 cases have been disposed of with more than 900 cases prosecuted and completed with convictions.  Over $139,000.00 has been paid out in rewards.  $4,524,664 worth of stolen property and $2,773,611 in narcotics has been recovered because of anonymous “tips” referred to Crime Stoppers.

If you have any information you believe would be helpful in solving any crime you know has been committed in Atlantic County or if you know the whereabouts of a fugitive wanted on an active warrant, do not hesitate to call 652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477 or you can submit online tips by clicking here.

What is Crime Stoppers?

Crime Stoppers began in Albuquerque, New Mexico in September 1976 and is a partnership of the community, the media and law enforcement designed to combat crime and keep our streets safe.

Today there are some 1,200 Crime Stoppers programs in communities around the world that take tips to assist investigators to solve crimes including homicides, sexual assaults, drug trafficking operations and robberies, just to name a few.  Programs have also received information that has prevented school shooting and criminal acts by terrorist organizations.

Crime Stoppers programs are operated not for profit and are managed by a volunteer board of directors. The board is responsible for fundraising and paying rewards to individuals who anonymously call or submit online tips with information that helps solve crime.

Rewards are paid for tips that lead to the arrest and indictment of people charged with felony offences and to date, Crime Stoppers statistics show a conviction rate of some 95 percent.

Why do we need Crime Stoppers?

Because Crime Stoppers works, it is an extremely effective crime fighting concept that solves crime and keeps our streets safe. Statistics show an average conviction rate of 95 percent and tips to Crime Stoppers save law enforcement agencies thousands of dollars in investigation time.  Calls and online tips submitted to Crime Stoppers assist in putting police on the right track by identifying individuals who are responsible for committing crimes.
Today there are some 1,200 Crime Stoppers programs in 20 countries, including the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, South Africa, Central America and the Caribbean. On an accumulative basis since 1976, tips to Crime Stoppers have been responsible for the arrests of around 600,000 individuals and led to the seizure of close to $7 billion in stolen property and illicit drugs.