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National Night Out Kickoff With WATSON
National Night Out is fast approaching!! On Tuesday, Aug. 5 neighbors from all over the COUNTRY will be joining together in a demonstration against CRIME! The KICKOFF event for this year's National Night Out was held at Westchester Commons Shopping Center on Sunday, July 20...and GUESS who made a SPECIAL appearance?? That's right...WATSON (the headline gave it away, right?). WATSON, our Text-A-Tip mascot, will be out and about on Aug. 5, so make sure your Chesterfield County neighborhood block party is REGISTERED with Chesterfield Police. He MIGHT just make it to YOURS!
Would you donate through PayPal?
If you are a regular check-er-out-er of our website, you may have noticed the CHANGE in the donation button in the top right corner of our page. We are now accepting donations through PayPal. Banking has changed and few people are using bank checks anymore and even fewer seem to carry cash. For an organization that relies on donations, those facts posed significant challenges. Many people have trusted PayPal with their online/internet payments, so in order to make donations easier for our supporters, we decided to come aboard. We, at Crime Solvers, hope you will consider donating to us through this trusted, online system. Thank you, in advance, for your support! We are helping Chesterfield and Colonial Heights law enforcement agencies, as well as their citizens, combat crime. Will you partner with us?
Where Are They?
Did you realize that we, in Crime Solvers, are willing to use our resources to help police locate MISSING PERSONS? Recently, two women were reported missing, and it has given us the opportunity to bring these missing persons cases back into the spotlight. PLEASE, visit the Missing Person page of our website by clicking the question mark ... or HERE ... and see if you can help locate any of these missing people. As always, if your tip helps solve a case, you would be eligible for a cash reward!
Please accept our most sincere CONGRATULATIONS for another school year successfully navigated. Please have a SAFE summer! Remember, crime does NOT take summer breaks. If you have information about a crime that is UNSOLVED within Chesterfield County or Colonial Heights, please consider calling, clicking or texting your tip through our program. We will STILL be hard at work over the summer months.
Please respect your elders.
This year, our Crime Solvers program celebrates its 30th year in opperation, helping coordinate efforts of citizens, law-enforcement and media in the fight against crime. To celebrate, and kick off the year, our board, law-enforcement friends and media supporters joined us in a celebratory banquet. MORE-->
We Just Tweeted...
Have you noticed our activity on Twitter recently? While updates were a bit slow going in the past, we are going to start this year off by getting more of you active in what we do by TWEETING! Follow us at @CrimeSolversCCH ... and be a re-tweeter for us, please!
From TRASH to TREASURE.
While people are not talking about it as much as they had, environmental consciousness is still a popular topic. We, in Crime Solvers, also believe that we should be good stewards of our environment, and have partnered with a company called Terracycle in Trenton, New Jersey to do our part. Our partnership has yielded more than $800 for our program...by collecting TRASH. Read more by visiting our Scholastic Program page.
Have You Met WATSON?
OK...so many of you have asked about the frog. What started as our web designer's cute idea has become a GREAT marketing resource for us. In order to send us a text message tip, you must enter the name WATSON as the first 6 characters of the message body. You would then send the entire message to the number 274637. Well...WATSON is not only our text messaging code...he is now our new MASCOT! Look for him at future Crime Solvers events. As a side note...WATSON is a quiet sort, but he spends a lot of time on the computer in the office.
Show Your Support!
You can help Crime Solvers AND show that support to others around you. For your donation of $10 or more, we will send you (at your request) a static cling decal that you can put on a car or home window. These are the same decals that will be displayed on patrol cars of the Chesterfield and Colonial Heights police departments.
Regional Text Tip Codes
With text messaging becoming such a popular means of communication, several local programs have taken advantage of software that allows anonymous text message tipping. The instructions for sending a text message tip are quite simple (the order may vary based on your specific phone model): type the jurisdiction code and then your tip in the same message. When you finish with that, you will send that message to the number 2-7-4-6-3-7 (which on keypads with numbers and letters will spell the word C-R-I-M-E-S)**. The code you entered will tell the receiving computer which jurisdiction the tip is for, and you, the tipster, should receive a message letting you know the tip was received. TO SEE A DEMO of how text tipping works, CLICK HERE.
Here is a list of jurisdiction codes for Crime Solvers/Stoppers programs in this area (these codes ARE NOT case sensitive)...
|Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers||WATSON|
Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers
(Richmond, Henrico, Hanover, New Kent, Goochland and Charles City)
|Hopewell/Prince George Crime Solvers||iGotcha|
|Petersburg/Dinwiddie Crime Solvers||PDCASH|
AND, of course....a related disclaimer from the folks who allow us the use of this software...
** Text STOP to 274637 to cancel. Text HELP to 274637 for help. Msg&Data Rates May Apply.