Crime Stoppers Program
PO BOX 1716
Deming, NM 88031
Luna County Crime Stoppers
Report a crime, remain anonymous, and recieve cash reward
Next meeting is scheduled for September 1, 2015 at noon at La Fonda, 601 E Pine St.,
and open to the public.
An anonymous and safe way to help fight crime:
- Call Crimestoppers at (575) 546-7800
- Text your tip to 274637 (CRIMES) enter - LUNATIP - enter your message (Text STOP to cancel, or HELP for help)
- Download the TIPSOFT app on your smartphone (FREE APP)
- Visit www.tipsoft.com, follow link to submit a tip
All tips are completely anonymous and confidential. Cell phone information is stripped of its identity and the tip is assigned a number.
Also, sign up to receive public alerts from area law enforcement regarding weather, crime, amber alerts, and other community emergencies. Visit www.tipsoft.com to learn more.
For additional information regarding the TIPSOFT program, contact:
New Mexico State Police - Deming District Office (575) 546-8548
Deming Police Department (575) 546-3011
Luna County Sheriff's Department (575) 546-4997
Crimestoppers and TipSoft
The Deming Police Department in collaboration with the Luna County Sheriff's Office, and the local New Mexico State Police embarked on a new project to update the Crimestoppers reporting program.
The previous Crimestoppers Program was established many years ago. The original idea was to provide an anonymous crime reporting system for citizens to be able to report a crime, to provide information about a person or people involved in crimes, or to provide facts about crimes under investigation to local law enforcement personnel - all without the fear of their personal identity becoming known.
We learned about a program called TipSoft, which is a private company located in Canada that manages Crimestopper reports by allowing completely anonymous information to be reported to their company, then relays the information to the local law enforcement agencies.
With the TipSoft program, citizens can send a text message, email or even call in a tip to the TipSoft call center where all of the identifying information is completely removed, and retyped before being sent to local law enforcement. This system also allows an officer to follow-up, through TipSoft, with the tipster to ask questions or request additional information. This new feature, not previously available, will greatly asist the local authorities in their investigations.
The Crimestopper Program, using TipSoft, will still work the same - the citizen will be provided a tip number they keep to update information if they learn new or additional facts they feel are important to the case. Tips that lead to an arrest are still eligible for cash rewards.
Once a tip is recorded it is then sent to law enforcement and assigned to an officer, agent and/or detective. Dialogue between the reporter and the assigned officer can be requested and remains completely confidential. There is absolutely no way law enforcement can identify the reporter.
Another great feature of TipSoft is the smart phone users can download and "app" to their cell phone and register a confidential, anonymous account through the TipSoft system. This then allows local law enforcement, through TipSoft, and using reverse information, in the event of a serious incident, weather emergency, or any other major critical incident, to relay information back out to the general public. The information being sent to the general public is in real time. Registered account users receive local, accurate information when time and correct information matters.
The reverse notification feature also allows law enforcement to notify the public when law enforcement is seeking information about a crime that occurred and is under investigation. This feature can be beneficial in cases of missing persons and/or abductions, again where time is of the most importance in locating these individuals. Registering is free and easy and only takes about three minutes.
For more information contact the Deming PD and request a flyer with Crimestopper/TipSoft contact information. (Chief Gigante)
What is Crime Stoppers?
Crime Stoppers is a program which involves the public, the media and law enforcement in the fight against crime.
It offers anonymity and cash rewards to those providing information relating to suspicion or commitment of crimes. Anonymity overcomes fear of involvement and retaliation and cash rewards speak for themselves.
How does Crime Stoppers Work?
If you recognize the person who committed a crime, or knows about the crime, you should use
TIPSOFT to give a tip. All information is stripped of identity and the tip is given a number. The information is then given
to the law enforcement agency handling the crime. The caller is asked to check back at a later time and
identify themselves with their number ONLY.
Do callers identify themselves?
The caller is NEVER identified, even by gender. All calls are confidential and are never recorded or traced.
If the information provided proves useful to law enforcement, then arrangements are made for the reward to be paid in cash and in a way to preserve anonymity.
Who administers Crime Stoppers?
The Deming/Luna County Board of Directors is comprised of concerned citizens in the area. Each member of the Board
is elected by the existing membership, and all members of the Board serve on a voluntary basis, no compensation
is paid to any member of the Board. Deming/Luna County Crime Stoppers is a non-profit organization under section
501(c)3 of the IRS code and is funded solely by donations. It does not receive any tax dollars.
Does Crime Stoppers work?
YES! Since the start of Crime Stoppers, many calls have been received resulting in hundreds of arrests and
recovery of substantial amounts of property. Calls have included information about robbery, rape, assaults, drug and
We all want to live in a community free of crime. You can do something about it and that's where Crime Stoppers
can help. The information you have may help solve a crime or prevent one from happening. The information you have, no matter
how trivial you may think it is, might be the missing piece that is important to the investigation.
Crime Stoppers is a community based policing service which allows you to give information anonymously on
the phone or by texting.
Remember, if you see or know something, say something.
If You Support Deming/Luna County Crime Stoppers And Would Like To Make a Donation:
Please mail donations to:
Crime Stoppers Program
PO BOX 1716
Deming, NM 88031
All donations are tax deductible, name and address needed only for forwarding receipt.
The following are Crime Stopper Rewards Being Offered:
Paul Madrid has been missing from Deming, NM for approximately 48 months. If you have any information concerning this person, please call the Deming Police Department (575)-546-3011, or any other local law enforcement agency. PDF
A reward of up to $1000 is being offered for relevant information leading to the recovery of Paul Madrid or the prosecution of person(s) responsible for crimes committed against Paul Madrid.
Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
You may contact CRIME STOPPERS at (575)-546-7800 or www.tipsoft.com
Crime Stoppers Offer Reward in Youth League Theft.
$500 For Tips on This Crime.
Deming Police is investigating this incident and would like for the public to use the Crime Stoppers resources to submit any tips.
Deming Police is providing this still image from a DHS surveillance camera that captured a burglary suspect in a corridor of the school.
A male suspect broke into the west side of the high school.
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If you have information on this crime, contact Det. Pacheco at (575) 546-3011.
Vandals struck the Sam Baca Aquatic Center located at 815 W Buckeye St. Click for full story
If you have information on this crime, contact Lt. Rudiger at (575) 546-3011.
Las Cruces Police Department is offering a $5,000 Reward in Chruch incidents:
Call FBI at 1-800-225-5324 or
Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477
A reward is being offered for information on the explosions at two Las Cruces churches. On August 2, 2015, small explosions were reported outside Calvary Babtist Church and Holy Cross Catholic Church, which are about 3 miles apart.
Police said their on-site investigation is complete, and evidence has been sent for professional analysis.
Authorities believe the two improvised explosive devices could have caused serious injury or death if someone was close enough at the time of the detonation.