As part of its continued campus safety efforts, the University of New Mexico has signed a Memo of Understanding (MOU) with Albuquerque Metro Crime Stoppers (AMCS) that provides rewards of up to $1,000 for crime-solving tips.
AMCS is a central New Mexico nonprofit organization that partners with law enforcement and media to solicit and reward anonymous tips that stop, solve and prevent crime. The MOU makes UNMPD an active member of the Crime Stoppers board, establishing better communication and improved information sharing.
“Our officers welcome Crime Stoppers to UNM as an additional incentive for students and others to get involved in reducing crime and keeping the campus safe,” said UNM Police Chief Kevin McCabe.
Crime Stoppers will provide rewards when tips lead to a crime solution. However, a tip does not have to result in a conviction for the reward to be given. Students, faculty and staff remain anonymous and cannot be called to testify. The amount given for a reward varies by the type of crime, with the maximum of $1,000 reserved for Crime and Fugitive of the Week tips.
To help spread the crime-solving tip information, Crime Stoppers will provide signage and posters to UNM to place around campus encouraging students, faculty and staff to get involved.