Crime Stoppers recognizes six volunteers for crime prevention efforts

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Six Rockford-area volunteers were recognized Wednesday for their help in putting criminals behind bars, during Rockford Area Crime Stoppers’ First Inaugural Public Safety Volunteer Awards Luncheon at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center on S. Bell School Road.

Volunteers help with tasks such as working the front desk, filing, and moving squad cars. 

Organizers say they play an important role in solving local crimes.

Crime Stoppers’ Board Chariman Arles Hendershott said, “We are volunteers. We are private citizens. So, we just took that one step further, for private citizens who, in their own way, are sharing their talents and their time to make a difference.”

All proceeds from the luncheon are used for the Crime Stoppers reward fund.

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