About our Program


Crime Stoppers began more than 30 years ago in Albuquerque, New Mexico, when community members, in partnership with the media and law enforcement, began providing crime-solving assistance to local law enforcement. Cash rewards were (and still are) offered to people who anonymously called the Crime Stoppers Tip line with information which led to the arrest and charges filed of the person(s) responsible for felony offenses.

Crime Stoppers programs worldwide have solved over a half a million crimes and recovered over 3 billion dollars worth of stolen property and narcotics. Today there are over 1,200 Crime Stoppers programs across the United States and around the world.

Crime Stoppers of Southwest Idaho (formerly Boise Area Crime Stoppers), founded in 1981, is administered by an all-volunteer board of directors. Financial support is provided through fundraisers and community donations.

For general questions about Crime Stoppers contact us at tarnold@cityofboise.org. (DO NOT USE THIS EMAIL TO SUBMIT A TIP: it is NOT anonymous).  To submit an anonymous tip, click the “Submit a Tip” button.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Boise Area Crime Stoppers Program is to assist law enforcement in the identification of criminal suspects, and the apprehension of known felons who have evaded arrest for their crimes.

Who is Involved

Todd Chestnut      Director
Jeffrey Hall      Director
Eli Bellomy      Treasurer
Brii Mason      Secretary
Ted Arnold      Law Enforcement Coordinator
Rod Carr      Director
Tony Wheelwright      Director
Kenny Pittman      Director
Ed Fritz      Director
Debbie Shaner      Chairman
Kathleen Moss      Director
Bonnie Helms      Director
Jim Tibbs      Adjunct Member
Janet Hatfield      Liaison - Garden City PD
Ryan Bertalotto      Liaison - Emmett PD
Gary Lindstrom      Liaison - Gem County

Crime Stoppers