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City PD to begin Crime Stoppers program
Rewards offered for crime tips
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Corporal Travis Bryant announced last week that the Smithville Police Department has been awarded grant money to form a new Crime Stoppers program.According to Bryant, the city has received a grant to get the program started, with a portion of the funds designated for reward money.“We have received a $6,250 grant for the program,” Bryant said. “We will have $5,000 to disburse specifically for reward money.”The remaining $1,250 will go to administrative costs, equipment and advertising.Bryant said a board of directors has already been established, and by-laws are being drawn up for the program.“The board will consist of a group of local citizens,” Bryant said. “There are no law enforcement officers on the board.”All information will be given anonymously.