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Butler Community College Partners with El Dorado Crime Stoppers

Butler Community College and Crime Stoppers
Published: Friday, February 16th, 2018

El Dorado Crime Stoppers awarded the Butler Community College Public Safety Department with funds to support an on-campus Crime Stoppers branch.

El Dorado Crime Stoppers awarded the Butler Community College Public Safety Department with funds to support an on-campus Crime Stoppers branch. The group recognized the great impact the officers of Butler Community College’s Public Safety Department have made in the community. The officers are trying to abolish the “Us versus Them” mentality by interacting with students on campus. Led by Chief Jason Kenney, the officers started a program to reward students with gift cards for providing the department with useful crime tips.

Crime Stoppers encourages community members to provide vital information helpful to law enforcement to fight against crime. Volunteers can remain anonymous and are eligible to receive a reward if the information provided leads to an arrest or grand jury indictment of a felony offender. Butler will use a reduced version of this.

On Feb. 13, 2018, the local branch of Crime Stoppers presented Kenney with 500 dollars to assist in funding the Crime Stoppers campus program. These funds will be awarded to Butler annually.

“It’s allowing us to tap another source in the community with Butler Community College,” said Bret Perry, Treasurer of El Dorado Crime Stoppers.  

The main reward for students will be local restaurant gift cards.

“The easiest way to get to a college student is to reward them with food,” Kenny said. “Crime Stoppers is a great organization, doing great things for the community. It instills that community policing mentality.”

The program is funded by the El Dorado Crime Stoppers, and students will be rewarded restaurant gift cards if they provide a useful crime tip. If you have a crime tip, text or call Anonymous Tips, (316) 321-7657.