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NYPD’s Crime Stoppers’ ad now seen on a truck

November 15, 2018 By Christina Carrega Brooklyn Daily Eagle
NYPD station in Times Square. Photo by Meric Dağli courtesy of Unsplash
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Now, when you see the NYPD’s advertisement truck driving through your neighborhood, you’ll remember how to say something.

The notable NYPD anonymous tips hotline program is expanding with a mobile truck that will display a revolving advertisement of their contact information, the department announced on Wednesday.

For 35 years, Crime Stoppers, which offers cash rewards for anonymous information that leads to the arrest and indictment of violent felony cases, will expand their reach by driving throughout the five boroughs.

Secured through funding from the New York City Police Foundation, the new Crime Stoppers truck is another tool for the NYPD to “leverage the power of Neighborhood Policing to reduce violence and disorder by building trust and strengthening relationships in all the communities we serve,” said NYPD Commissioner James P. O’Neill.

Crime Stoppers’ hotline, website, text-to-submit number and social media channels will be prominently displayed on several large LED screens. The truck will have the capability to reach each and every neighborhood throughout New York City.

“Just as the NYPD has evolved over time in the way they keep New Yorkers safe, the Crime Stoppers program, too, has evolved,” said Andrew Tisch, chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the New York City Police Foundation. “We are very proud to continue to fund innovative tools like this new technologically advanced Crime Stoppers truck and to making sure that New York City’s finest have what they need to be even closer to the communities they serve.”

Crime Stoppers has aided in solving 1,526 murders and attempted murders, 2,186 robberies, and has paid out over $2.4 million dollars in rewards. A caller can receive up to $2,500 per successful tip.

Dedicated NYPD Detectives assigned to the Crime Stoppers Unit are available 24/7 to receive and assess tips — approximately 22,000 calls on the tip hotline on come in every year.

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