The Nashville (TN) Crime Stoppers Program began in 1983 through the efforts of business and civic leaders and Metro Nashville Police Department. The concept has expanded into a cooperative effort of local media, businesses, civic organizations, law enforcement agencies, and community members. Donations of airtime, and reward monies have established Crime Stoppers as an effective tool to combat crime in the community and improve the quality of life in Nashville, Tennessee.
The "Crime Stoppers" program was established as a non-profit corporation with a civilian board of directors to oversee the general operation of the program, and to administer funds received through public contributions and donations. The board of directors has complete control over the amount of cash awards paid to any citizen for information which leads to the arrest and indictment of an offender involved in an unsolved felony crime.
The "Nashville Crime Stoppers" program was granted a charter as a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation under state law and as a non-profit tax exempt status under the provisions of the internal revenue code in 1983, IRS employer ID # / Tax Exempt #: 58-1519474. Donations and contributions to Nashville Crime Stoppers, Inc. are tax deductible.