REPM hears from CrimeStoppers, visits LMSD

From staff reports 

The Winston County Crime Stoppers met with the Retired Education Personnel of MS on March 6 at City Hall.  Speakers were Tom Bush, President of the Winston County Crime Stoppers and Keith Alexander, Chief Deputy of Winston County.

McMullan speaks to the REPM group during the early March meeting

McMullan speaks to the REPM group during the early March meeting

Both speakers talked about that they received numerous calls daily. Crime Stoppers provides a method of involving citizens to help solve crimes.

Citizens with knowledge relating to a specific crime are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers.  Both speakers reminded the REPM that callers remain anonymous if they so desire.

Pictured from left to right is Keith Alexander, Chief Deputy of Winston County; Tom Bush, President of Winston County Crime Stoppers; and Joe Wylie, President of Retired Education Personnel of Mississippi.

Pictured from left to right is Keith Alexander, Chief Deputy of Winston County; Tom Bush, President of Winston County Crime Stoppers; and Joe Wylie, President of Retired Education Personnel of Mississippi.

The speakers stated that they really appreciated that help that they received from the public.  Both speakers stated that “when a tip is called in, the Crime Stoppers Call Center will assign the caller a tip identification number.”  “You must have this identification number to receive information about your tip.  The Crime Stoppers Call Center will provide you a telephone number along with information for times to call for updates.

Speakers also reminded the group that there were cash rewards for tips that led to arrests.  The Winston County Crime Stopper number is 662-773-9999.

Earlier in the day the REPM members visited the Louisville Municipal School District where Superintendent Ken McMullan spoke about the positive impacts the teachers in the district make on the students.

The next meeting is

Date: April 3, 2014

Place: Louisville City Hall

Time: 1:00 PM

Speaker: Shirley Hall, Statewide Voter ID Coordinator, Office of Miss. Secretary of State

Topic: Voter ID