Crimestoppers expanding to Greene County?

By Ryne Turke on November 7, 2016 at 12:11pm

Crimestoppers is looking to expand in West Central Illinois.

Loren Hamilton with the Morgan/Scott Crimestoppers tells WLDS/WEAI News that new chapters could be popping up in Greene, Calhoun and Jersey Counties in the next three to five months.

Hamilton says bringing in new administration to neighboring counties is a big positive for Crimestoppers.

“We would just assist in facilitating that and getting it going. It would be run by its own volunteer board of directors, in cooperation with local law enforcement down there.”

Hamilton says talks of a Crimestoppers organization in Greene County have been in the works for at least a year.

A meeting to gauge the interest has been set for November 15th in Jerseyville.

“Its going to be an open forum town hall meeting at the Super 8. We hope to get a lot of law enforcement the public. We encourage the public to come so we can answer a lot of misconceptions about Crimestoppers, like we we are and what we do,” says Hamilton.

The event will be hosted by the Illinois State Crimestopper Board.