The local Crimestoppers board held their regular monthly meeting on Thursday evening. In attendance were numerous law enforcement officers, representatives from Calhoun County, Sneads City Manager Connie Butts, Chipola's Law Enforcement Program Director Steven Stewart and several community volunteers.
Chairman Jim Peacock gave a report on several new law enforcement items which were displayed at a trade show they attended. Among these were painted dots which can be placed on equipment to provide positive owner identification. The dot contains a code which can be kept on file to provide ownership proof. It would have good application for guns, farm equipment, construction equipment, and 4 wheel vehicles.
The recent high schools essay contest which Crimestoppers co-sponsored were discussed. Improvements for the next contest administration were discussed. Law enforcement officials reported that this month their were no tips turned in by the community, and that the level of crime activity has been unusually slow during this period.
If you have seen a suspicious activity or have knowledge which might lead to an arrest for an outstanding crime, then contact Crimestoppers at 526-5000 in Jackson County or 888-804-8494 or the local Law enforcement offices.