STRUCTURE AND FUNDING OF CRIME STOPPERS
Guam Crime Stoppers is organized as a not-for-profit organization. A civilian community board of directors provides direction as to the financial and promotional activities of the program. The board of directors enhances the community involvement aspect, and its function is vital to the programs success. The key functions of the board of directors are oversight of promotion of the program in order to make it as effective as possible, ensurance that all protocals and legal aspects of the anonymity aspect of the program are adhered to, training of all who are involved in the program, and arranging funding of the program through events, grants from civic organizations, corporate support and other donations.
The Crime Stoppers program is funded by private donations and fund raising. NO TAX DOLLARS are involved. The reward money paid out by the program is from the fund-raising and donations from concerned citizens and businesses.
A community board of directors, made up of persons from throughout the area, meets on a monthly basis to evaluate arrests and to decide on the size of rewards to be paid, up to $1,000. Rewards are then distributed in a private manner to the callers. Callers are eligible for rewards up to $1,000, but, despite this, many callers choose not to collect their rewards.