Garland Crime Stoppers is an organization designed to support the Garland Police Department along with other law enforcement agencies. The Garland Crime Stopper Board is made up of local residents and business people who volunteer their time in an effort to make a safer community.
The Goal of Crime Stoppers
The board's goal is to aid in the suppression of crime and the apprehension of lawbreakers. The board meets once a month to review ongoing projects for the Garland Crime Stopper program. This includes hearing cases and awarding money for crime-related tips. Garland's Crime Stopper program pays up to $5,000 for a tip.
All persons giving a tip online, by texting, or by phone may remain anonymous. Submit an online tip, or call the Garland Crime Stoppers Tip line, at 972-272-8477. The tip line is answered during business hours and is monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Lieutenant Richard Maldonado is the Crime Stopper Coordinator and may be contacted by phone at 972-485-4835.
Taste of Garland
Garland Crime Stoppers hosts an annual fundraising event, Taste of Garland. Area restaurants participate in the event and showcase their unique cuisine. The annual event continues to be a big hit and is the primary source of revenue raised for the Tips funding.