On Saturday, March 20th, 2021, Crime Stoppers of the Quad Cities hosted a miniature golf charity fundraiser to help fund the Quad City wide P3 Campus program. P3 is an anonymous school safety app that is of no cost to students, parents, educators or law enforcement. Everyone who came out to join us had a great time putting around! First place honors went to the Tudi's Tribe team and second place to the Josh Loete team. Congrats!
The Crime Stoppers Board of Directors would like to thank our title sponsor Smart Toyota and other sponsors for their support. Over $13,000 was raised. We couldn't have done it without you!
It couldn’t have been a more beautiful day to remember Judge John Bell, former President of the Crime Stoppers Board of Directors who passed away a year ago. So many people who loved and worked with John came out to the Rock Island County Justice Center to remember him with the dedication of a memorial bench. John was a very humble man who put everyone else’s needs before his own. We are so grateful for the years we were able to work with him. John Bell worked very hard to make Crime Stoppers successful. He truly helped take our program to new heights and he is dearly missed.
The family of former Crime Stoppers President and retired Rock Island County Judge, John Bell, visited our January 2020 Board meeting. The family presented Crime Stoppers of the Quad Cities a check in the amount of $8,015.00 in memory of Judge Bell. Judge Bell’s passion for safety within the community was undeniable as he spent an incredible amount of time supporting and guiding the program. Judge Bell’s memorial speaks volumes as to how well he was respected and loved within our community. Judge Bell’s entire memorial donation will be used to enhance safety within the Quad Cities. Detective Leach
On 11/22/2019, Crime Stoppers of the Quad Cities lost a valuable member of our Board of Directors. It is with a heavy heart we announce we have lost our Board President, the Honorable Judge John Bell.
Judge Bell took over as Crime Stoppers President in January of 2018 and hit the ground running. Judge Bell became an ambassador of the Crime Stoppers program, making every public appearance possible and encouraging the public to become more involved in helping to make their community safer. Judge Bell’s promotion of the program saw incredible results through stats that showed arrests and cases cleared were tripled in 2018.
Judge Bell was instrumental in several fundraisers and activities which brought new life to Crime Stoppers. His vision of a community involved program by disseminating information through media helped make the program more visible.
As a Circuit Judge, Judge Bell was caring, fair and communicated in a transparent manner which created trust with those he worked with. Judge Bell continued this with his Board of Directors and built a strong team with a leadership like no other.
I personally have been blessed by working with Judge Bell closely for the past two years. Judge Bell taught me a great deal in a short amount of time. I benefited greatly from his wealth of information. I learned to be a patient and forgiving person and I see his loss as not just a devastating moment to his family, but to everyone he touched in his lifetime. Judge Bell made me a better person and if given more time on this Earth, I feel he would have continued making an impact on others. I’m blessed to have called Judge Bell a close friend and I’m very proud of everything he has accomplished in his lifetime.
The Quad Cities lost a champion of justice, a person who dedicated his life to making the community safer and always did so with a smile that showed his kind heart. You will be missed my friend.
Detective Jon Leach Police Coordinator Crime Stoppers of the Quad Cities.
On Sunday night (September 22, 2019) at the Crime Stoppers USA Conference in Temp AZ, Crime Stoppers of the Quad Cities Police Coordinator Jon Leach was presented with the 2019 Marty Mamuyac Memorial, P3 Coordinator of the Year award presented by Anderson Software.
Anderson Software is based in Nacogdoches,Texas, and are the developers of the P3 Tips and P3 Campus apps and tip management software. Anderson Software has been the industry leader in anonymous crime tip management solutions over the last 20 years.
Owner/Founder Kevin Anderson presented Jon the award in front of the assembly of many of the 310 conference attendees from across the United States, Canada, Guam and the Marieta Islands. Crime Stoppers of the Quad Cities’ Board of Directors Vice President Mark Carlson and President Retired Judge John Bell were also in attendance for the presentation. John Bell says that “The award is well-deserved and that conference attendees are seeking Jon’s input based upon his ideas and commitment to the Crime Stoppers program.”
Anderson Software Vice President of Business Development Todd Wagner told us that: “This is only our second year promoting this coveted award. All Crime Stoppers programs in the US were invited to submit nominations. Of all the nominations received, Jon was selected unanimously from a long list of highly acclaimed nominations. His ability to accomplish so much – in so little time – was worthy of high praise. We hope that more coordinators are inspired to broaden the reach of Crime Stoppers.”
Detective Leach is a 15-year veteran of the Moline Police Department. He was appointed Coordinator of Crime Stoppers of the Quad Cities in August of 2017. Some of Jon’s accomplishments since that time include:
The implementation of the P3 tips software. This software is used by Crime Stoppers of the Quad Cities to manage the more than 125 tips we receive each month. The software includes a free downloadable app for citizens to use. Jon also made it possible for all school districts in Scott County Iowa and Rock Island County Illinois to utilize P3 Campus (the school version of the P3 tips software) with no cost to the school districts.
Jon has formed a rapport with our local TV, radio and print media. Through his efforts and the help of the media, our public awareness in the community has greatly increased. As a result, the number of tips received and felony cases solved more than doubled in 2018 from the previous year. And the rewards paid to tipsters whose information led to felony arrests quadrupled.
After 36 years of Crime Stoppers’ maximum reward being $1,000, Jon, with the agreement of the Board of Directors, raised the maximum reward to $2,500. That amount has been paid out several times.
Jon, with the approval of the Crime Stoppers Board, implemented an officer trading card program with Moline Police and East Moline Police. The Crime Stoppers logo and P3 information is on each card. Officers pass out cards as they interact with youth in the community.
With the assistance of the Board and volunteers, Jon has raised money for the Crime Stoppers reward fund with various fund raising events such as a Golf Outing, Crime Stoppers 5K, and Paul McCartney ticket raffle.
Jon would say to all this, “It takes a team” for Crime Stoppers to be successful. And it does! It takes the media, it takes the public, it takes law enforcement, and it takes a supportive and active Board of Directors. But without Jon’s dedication and enthusiasm, without his tireless work, great ideas, and most of all, his leadership, none of this would have been possible.The Board of Directors of Crime Stoppers of the Quad Cities wishes to congratulation Detective Leach on his award and for a job well done.
Crime Stoppers of the Quad Cities has partnered with Illinois and Iowa law enforcement and Illinois and Iowa school districts to bring an anonymous reporting program to parents and students K-12. P3 Campus will soon be available in every school district in the Quad Cities to make anonymous reports about concerns of safety or student wellness. Crime Stoppers of the Quad Cities wants to increase campus and student safety, and provide students and parents with a safe, completely anonymous outlet to share concerns.
Students can use the new and free P3 Campus app to report: bullying, suicide concerns, depression, sexting, stealing, threats, cutting, abuse, dating and domestic violence, fights, alcohol, weapons or other types of dangerous situations that threaten their safety or the safety of others. Each report will be sent to and addressed by school administrators and the school resource officer.
When you or your student have a concern, you can go to P3Campus.com on your computer, tablet, or laptop or you can download the P3 Campus mobile app on your phone (use Apple Store for IOS users or Google Play for Android users) and make a 100% anonymous report in minutes.
The safety and security of students, faculty and staff are of the highest priorities of Crime Stoppers. Our greatest safety net is the involvement of each member of our community working together to provide for the safety of all.