Prince William County Crime Solvers will cease operations on Jan. 1 after more than 35 years, according to a letter released by the board this week.
Crime Solvers is a nonprofit partner helping local police draw attention to unsolved cases and wanted fugitives.
Tip lines by phone and online will not be accessible beginning Jan. 1 and the social media accounts will be turned off, according to the letter dated Tuesday, Dec. 5.
The letter cited financial struggles and concerns about sustainability as the reasons for ending the local program.
“Crime prevention and deterrence is everyone’s responsibility,” the board wrote. “We hope the residents and business owners of Prince William County will remain committed to a safe community and work with the police department to keep the lines of communication open.”
In the last five years, Crime Solvers received 780 tips leading to 49 awards totalling nearly $15,000
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WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) — U.S. law enforcement agencies have conducted a nationwide sex trafficking sting that led to over 1,000 arrests, authorities have said.
The arrests were made in the latest round of operations under the National Johns Suppression Initiative (NJSI) that targets sex trafficking in the United States.
A total of 37 law enforcement agencies across 17 states joined the move in late July, the 14th of its kind under the NJSI.
Over 1,000 sex buyers were arrested in the massive operation, 15 of them facing trafficking-related charges, while 81 victims, 75 adults and 6 juveniles, were rescued, according to Thomas J. Dart, sheriff of Cook County in the state of Illinois.
Authorities in Texas’s Harris County and Seattle respectively nabbed 170 and 160 people, the most during the operations that Dart stood behind. Authorities in Cook County made 141 arrests.
On Thursday, the sheriff proposed to set up a public database that
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