About Us

Champaign County Crime Stoppers has been serving our community for 35 years! The program remains very effective and has had another successful year of fighting crime. The Crime Stoppers Board credits the program's continued success to the public. The Crime Stoppers program began in May of 1986 and has assisted local law enforcement agencies in solving over 2,100 cases and paid out cash rewards in excess of $147,000.

The Crime Stoppers program was designed to reduce the amount of crime and the number of unsolved crimes in Champaign County. The community is the key to the success of Crime Stoppers and the program would not exist without the help of concerned citizens and the local media. According to Lt. Geoff Coon (Champaign Police Department), "The Board of Directors is pleased with the ongoing support from the citizens and the media outlets who have shown a strong commitment to solving crime in Champaign County."

Crime Stoppers would like to remind the community that cash rewards are paid for information on unsolved crimes, pending crimes, and fugitives. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards of up to $1,000 for tips that lead to an arrest. Tipsters remain completely anonymous when providing information to Crime Stoppers, whether by our TIPS phone line or P3 mobile app.

For further information, see our Contact Us page.

Mission Statement

Crime Stoppers is comprised of diverse, active and dedicated community representatives. Crime Stoppers provides a method for local law enforcement to receive information on crimes. These efforts increase tips, which in turn increase arrests in our community. |

Key Board Members

John Hecker      President
Dawn Coyne Trimble      Vice President
Dale Dye      Secretary
Tyler Kutz      Treasurer
Gary Spear      Board Member
Lt. Geoff Coon      Coordinator/Law Enforcement Liason

Champaign County Crime Stoppers Board of Directors
John Bridgman - F E Moran
Stephen Bryan - University of Illinois
Dana DeCair - University of Illinois
Tim Ditman
Dale Dye - Retired - Busey Wealth Management
Kris Fitzpatrick - Retired - Law Enforcement
Steve Gray - Carmack Car Capital
Jennifer Gunji-Ballsrud - UI Japan House
Mike Hagan - BPC
Jeff Hamilton - City of Champaign
John Hecker - Stipes Publishing Company
Josh Henson - Adams Outdoor Advertising
John Kelley - OSF HealthCare Foundation

David Krchak - Thomas Mamer, LLP
Tyler Kutz - Martin Hood Friese and Associates
Leon Lomax - Retired - Kraft Foods

Janet Maupin - Retired - Champaign Fire Department
Lane Nicolette - First Federal Savings Bank of Champaign-Urbana

Barbara Payne - Retired - American Red Cross
Pam Peoples - WGBL Radio

Chris Randles - Parkland College
Debbie Schaudt - Retired - Carle/Champaign Police Dept. (civilian)

Gary Spear - Retired - Champaign Police Department (civilian)
Greg Stock - Unit 4 Schools
Dawn Coyne Trimble - Keller-Williams Realty
Demario Turner - Carle Hospital

Non-Voting Members:
Lt. Geoff Coon - Law Enforcement Coordinator-Champaign Police Department
Troy Daniels - Retired - Champaign Police Department