About our Program

Site Image


Crime Stoppers began more than 30 years ago in Albuquerque, New Mexico, when community members, in partnership with the media and law enforcement, began providing crime-solving assistance to local law enforcement. Cash rewards were (and still are) offered to people who anonymously called the Crime Stoppers Tip line with information which led to the arrest and charges filed of the person(s) responsible for felony offenses.

Crime Stoppers programs worldwide have solved over a half a million crimes and recovered over 3 billion dollars worth of stolen property and narcotics. Today there are over 1,200 Crime Stoppers programs across the United States and around the world.

Crime Stoppers of Southwest Idaho (formerly Boise Area Crime Stoppers), founded in 1981, is administered by an all-volunteer board of directors. Financial support is provided through fundraisers and community donations.

For general questions about Crime Stoppers contact us at tarnold@cityofboise.org. (DO NOT USE THIS EMAIL TO SUBMIT A TIP: it is NOT anonymous).  To submit an anonymous tip, click the “Submit a Tip” button.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Boise Area Crime Stoppers Program is to assist law enforcement in the identification of criminal suspects, and the apprehension of known felons who have evaded arrest for their crimes.

Who is Involved

Brii Mason      Chairperson
Todd Chestnut      Past Chairperson
Tony Wheelwright      Treasurer
Kathleen Moss      Secretary
Ted Arnold      Law Enforcement Coordinator
Eli Bellomy      Director
Rod Carr      Director
Bonnie Helms      Director
Kenny Pittman      Director
Ted Chester      Director
Jerry Lane      Director
Ed Fritz      Adjunct Member
Jim Tibbs      Adjunct Member
Ryan Bertalotto      Liaison - Emmett PD

Crime Stoppers