January is Crime Solvers month

Following a tradition stemming from a proclamation made by President George W. Bush in 2005, the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors and the City Council of Colonial Heights recently adopted resolutions recognizing January 2013 as Crime Solvers Month. People who attended the meetings heard how the Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program has existed for more than 28 years, helped to solve more than 6,700 crimes, and helped recover nearly $2 million in stolen property.

They also heard how Crime Solvers did all these things with the help of law enforcement agencies in Chesterfield County and Colonial Heights and the 25,000-plus tips provided by the public.

Crime Solvers relies on the support of concerned citizens and businesses to cover the cost of monetary awards provided in return for tips that help to solve crimes. The money collected also supports Crime Solvers’ scholastic programs.

In recognition of Crime Solvers Month, Chesterfield County-Colonial Heights Crime Solvers is holding a fundraiser with the help of area Sheetz, Flagstop and Ledo Pizza locations. At these businesses, supporters may sign pledges of support and contribute a dollar or more to Crime Solvers. Crime Solvers extends its thanks to everyone who pledges support.

Crime Solvers is wishing everyone a wonderful New Year and asks everyone to “Take the Time to Solve the Crime!”

For more information about Crimes Solvers, and learn about additional ways to support the program, visit crimesolvers.net.


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