Northern International Crime Stoppers originated in January 1990 and quickly joined forces with Crime Stoppers of Sault Ste. Marie and the District of Algoma Inc. Criminals know no boundaries and we see this partnership as a way to share information involving criminal activities on both sides of the border. Northern International Crime Stoppers aims to make Eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan and Tri-County area a safer place.
Northern International Crime Stoppers is a non-profit charitable community service program, which helps solve and prevent crime in your community by providing a way for the public to anonymously report on criminal activity. It encourages people to call Crime Stoppers with information to solve crimes already committed, ones about to occur, and/or the whereabouts of wanted persons, missing persons, narcotics or stolen property.
Crime Stoppers is based on the simple principle that for every crime committed, someone other than the criminal has information that might solve the crime. The program was created to combat the three major problems faced by law enforcement in generating that information. This includes fear of reprisal, apathy, and reluctance to get involved. We resolve these problems by offering anonymity to persons who provide information about crimes and paying rewards when the information leads to an arrest.
From Left to Right: JUDY WEBB, GARY KAY, PRISCILLA STEVENS, WALT POIRIER, CAROL DEWEESE, MARCEL COULLARD,
MARY BROWN, ALISON KIRKPATRICK, STACIE WAMSTEEKER,
CST. MIKE SCHROEDER (CRIME STOPPERS COORDINATOR),
PAT BRIGHTON, DON COOPER, KENDRA ADDISON.
PHOTO CREDIT: JOHN SHIBLEY, LAKE STATE SUPERIOR UNIVERSITY
Northern International Crime Stoppers is managed by a group of civilian leaders who are responsible for establishing policy, promoting the program, raising funds to pay rewards and cover administrative costs. Directors are expected to attend monthly meetings and participate in additional meetings, presentations, and fundraisers throughout the year.
Michigan State Police have seconded Cst. Mike Schroeder to Northern International Crime Stoppers as the program coordinator on a part-time schedule.