About Our Organization
During the early 1980s, Miami-Dade County was besieged by a crime wave that demanded immediate attention. Local officials, the Greater Miami Crime Commission, and law enforcement were searching for a solution.
Crime Stoppers of Miami-Dade County was created in September 1981. The Greater Miami Crime Commission received seed money from the Southland Corporation. A Board of Directors was created to administer the program, Channel 4-WTVJ became the Crime Stopper television station, and the program was born.
In 2015, Crime Stoppers of the Florida Keys merged with Crime Stoppers of Miami-Dade County, and our service area expanded from Key West at the southernmost point to the Miami-Dade-Broward County line at the north end.
Our organization partners with over 40 law enforcement agencies and a population of almost 3.1 million residents and visitors. Our organization also answers phones for Belize, Turks and Caicos, Bahamas, and other Caribbean islands.