City leaders approve plan to join CrimeStoppers

From staff and press reports

In the February 19 meeting of the Louisville Board of Aldermen, the
aldermen approved a plan to join with the county in the CrimeStoppers
program.

The city had previously been a part of the Golden Triangle Crime
Stoppers but with the formation of a local chapter felt it could be
more effective working with the county.

CrimeStoppers uses an assessment fee on every ticket to fund the
program and the rewards for tips on cases. The program is no cost to
the city and county. The program usually provides rewards for tips
and information on local crimes.

Crime Stoppers of Winston County’s mission is to solve and prevent
serious crime in partnership with citizens, media and the criminal
justice system. The group hopes to have information about criminal
activity received and transferred to law enforcement for immediate
action. Callers are promised anonymity and cash rewards in exchange
for their accurate crime tips. The organization aims to provide a
safe forum for citizens to report crime in their neighborhoods
without the fear of retaliation.

In other business, the aldermen:
• Postponed the recommendation of the Zoning Board for the
application for Use Permitted on Appeal from Community Counseling
until March 18.
• Postponed to unclean property hearings until March 18.
• Approved attendance for the Code Enforcement membership meeting in
Ocean Springs on March 21.
• Approved firefighter attendance at MS Association of Professional
Fire Safety Educators Conference in Robinsonville, MS on April 15-18.
• Discussed Mayor Will Hill’s annual trip to Washington, DC trip,
April 9, 10, 11 with a county and economic development representative.

Approved working with Winston County Circuit Clerk Kim Ming to enter
redistricting information and print voter roll for City for 2013
elections.

The next regular meeting is March 5, 2013.