Crime Stoppers

Brookings Area Crime StoppersBrookings Area Crime Stoppers

The Brookings Area Crime Stoppers was established in 2009 and is a cooperative program that brings together the Brookings area law enforcement agencies, the community and the media to solve crimes. Crime Stoppers offers citizens an anonymous method for providing vital information to law enforcement regarding unsolved crime. Brookings Area Crime Stoppers is dedicated to the reduction of crime, the prompt solution of crimes and to rewarding persons who provide information that leads to the arrest of those involved in criminal activity.

Brookings Area Crime Stoppers Board

The Brookings Area Crime Stoppers Board is made up of 15 board members and a law enforcement coordinator from the Brookings Police Department. Brookings is the fourth community in South Dakota to establish a Crime Stoppers program.

Learn more about how to submit a tip to Brookings Area Crime Stoppers

2019 Statistics

In 2019 Brookings Area Crime Stoppers received 141 tips in regards to criminal activity and wanted individuals. The breakdown of these tips is as follows:

8 Assaults

63 tips on individuals with warrants

2 tips on bond violations

1 tip for an immigration violation

36 tips for drug offenses

7 tips for alcohol violations

3 tips for suspicious persons

3 tips for trespassing violations

6 tips for thefts

12 tips on other violations

In 2019 the tips received through the Brookings Area Crime Stoppers program led to the arrest of 10 individuals and $1700 authorized in rewards for the tipsters.