Spotsylvania County Crime Solvers, Inc. is a community program geared toward public involvement in the fight against crime. Each week, unsolved crimes are selected as the crimes of the week. The facts are printed in the local newspaper. Spotsylvania Crime Solvers offers cash awards up to $1,000.00, and anonymity to people who provide information that results in the arrest or resolution of an unsolved crime, recovery of stolen property, or seizure of illegal drugs.
A Crime Solvers Board of Directors, comprised of residents of Spotsylvania County, oversee the operation of the program and approve the awards to be paid. The determination of awards is based on information presented by the Sheriff’s Coordinator. The Board of Directors has no knowledge of who called in the information — only the facts of the case and the caller’s Crime Solvers number. Crime Solvers is NOT a police program. Crime Solvers is funded entirely by private donations from concerned citizens and businesses. The Crime Solvers Board of Directors are all volunteer citizens who administer the program, raise funds, and approve and pay awards to “tipsters”. Spotsylvania Crime Solvers is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 charitable corporation. It is a citizen/business partnership that works with law enforcement and the media to obtain anonymously provided information to help law enforcement solve crimes, and in turn, make our community a safer place to live. Today there are over 50 Crime Solver programs in Virginia, and over 1,200 Crime Solvers programs in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, South Africa, Bahamas, British West Indies, Micronesia, and other nations worldwide.