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About our Program

Crime Stopper of the Sioux Empire is a non-profit organization led by a Board of Directors that provides direction as to the financial and promotional activities of the program. The Board enhances the community involvement aspect and its function is vital to the programs success.

Rewards and program funding is made possible through donations and fundraising events such as the Annual Shred It Event (April 22, 2017). NO TAX DOLLARS are involved!

The Crime Stoppers of the Sioux Empire Board meets monthly to evaluate tips leading to arrests and decide on the size of their cash rewards.

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.

Who is Involved

Mark Buehler (Cosmopolitan Club)      President
Otto Hagedorn (Lincoln County)      Vice President
Janet Gillespie (Minnwest Bank)      Executive Secretary
Craig Wilbur (Downtown Kiwanis)      Treasurer
Tom Simmons (Sioux Falls Noon Sertoma)      Immediate Past President
Tim Audus (CBRE Group)      Board Member
Jesse Callahan (Sioux Merchant Patrol)      Board Member
Bruce Carstensen (Augustana University)      Board Member
Eunice Cavanaugh (Kiwanis West)      Board Member
Scott Hannemann (Sioux Falls Schools)      Board Member
Karl Koball (Downtown Lions Club)      Board Member
Jeanne Kunkel (Fraternal Order of Police)      Board Member
Thomas Martin (Morning Optimists)      Board Member
Lisa Ottmar (Home Builders Association)      Board Member
Jessie Schmidt (Better Business Bureau)      Board Member
Denny Wickstrom (Siouxrise Lions Club)      Board Member
Kyle Hoekstra (Sioux Falls Police Department)      Law Enforcement Coordinator (non-voting)
Jason Gearman      Minnehaha Sheriff (non-voting)
Dave Kull      Brandon Police Department (non-voting)
Miles Schumacher      Legal Counsel (non-voting)
Josh Callahan      Advisory Member (non-voting)
Kathy Lueth      Advisory Member (non-voting)
Emmy Neustrom      Advisory Member (non-voting)
Kathy Reed      Advisory Member (non-voting)
Tim Stark      Advisory Member (non-voting)
Craig Thompson      Advisory Member (non-voting)
Rick Tupper      Advisory Member (non-voting)

Crime Stoppers 2016 Board of Directors, Advisor's and Dignitaries

Crime Stoppers of the Sioux Empire 2016 Board of Directors & Dignitary

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