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EDIA RELEASE - Crime Stoppers unveils new website

DATE: July 29, 2011 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Galen Davis, Board President Crime Stoppers of Wichita/ Sedgwick County
316-554-2210

Crime Stoppers of Wichita and Sedgwick County today rolled out its new website, according to Board Chairman Galen Davis. The new site features more resources and added important information, he said. The address of the new website is www.wsccs.com.

“In addition to featuring the Crime of the Week, Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office Felon of the Day and Wichita Police Department’s Most Wanted list, the new site allows visitors to see WPD’s latest crime report and crime map,” said Davis. “There’s also a ‘Quick Response’ code on the home page that allows visitors to use their smart phone’s camera to scan the QR field which then automatically adds the Crime Stoppers tip line number to their phone’s address book.” The QR scan application is available for free download on most smart phones.

Davis also said there are links on the homepage to follow Crime Stoppers on Facebook, Twitter and MySpace. “Social media is an important tool in helping law enforcement solve crime,” said Davis.

Visitors to the new site will find clear, easy‐to‐understand information about the three ways to submit tips to Crime Stoppers. Tips can be submitted by calling 316‐267‐2111; online tips can be submitted at www.wsccs.com; and tips can be sent via cell phone by texting TIP217 followed by the tip to CRIMES (274637). All tips are completely anonymous and could earn the tipster a reward of up to $1,000 if the tip results in an arrest.

The new site was developed by Pen Publishing Interactive, a Wichita‐based web hosting and web development company.

Crime Stoppers of Wichita/Sedgwick County and Cornejo and Sons have joined forces to encourage citizens to fight crime, Crime Stoppers Board President Jim Todd announced today. The partnership will result in significantly greater exposure for the crime-fighting organization.

“Recently, several members of the Crime Stoppers board approached Cornejo and Sons about putting Crime Stoppers decals on the company’s fleet of trucks and other equipment. The decals feature the Crime Stoppers name and phone number,” Todd said.

“In our meeting with Ron and Marty Cornejo, they came up with the idea to repaint one of their large concrete mixer trucks using the Crime Stoppers name and phone number on the truck’s rotating drum. In essence, the truck will be a rolling billboard for Crime Stoppers -- encouraging citizens to report crime -- as it travels the streets and highways around Sedgwick County.”

Todd said Cornejo’s willingness to put the decals on all its vehicles and create the Cornejo Crime Stoppers mixer truck underscores the company’s commitment to being a solid corporate citizen. 

CEO Ron Cornejo said it’s all about giving back to the community.

“An important part of corporate citizenship is working to help make the community a better place to live and work. By working with Crime Stoppers, the Wichita Police Department and the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office, Cornejo & Sons hopes to help lower crime and make Wichita a safer and more secure community,” he said.

In addition to the Cornejo Crime Stoppers mixer truck, approximately 275 Cornejo & Sons vehicles will display the familiar decal that features the Crime Stoppers phone number, 267-2111.