Responsibilities of the Waxahachie Crime Stopper’s Board of Directors and Law Enforcement Coordinator –
The board is responsible for a variety of tasks. These include:
§ Setting the agenda for upcoming board meetings;
§ Setting policy within the framework of the legal documents which create and control the program including the day to day operations and the coordinator’s office;
§ Determining amount and method of rewards and ensuring that rewards are paid;
§ Overseeing the administrative coordinator;
§ Acting as trustee of funds which must be administered in a prudent and legal manner;
§ Actively recruit potential board members.
§ Fundraising. Developing new initiatives for curbing crime;
§ Developing a financial plan and then provides the logistical support to ensure execution.
§ Publicity – preparing displays, slide shows, flip charts, computer, PowerPoint presentations, videos, bumper stickers, window placards, billboard signs, bill mailing enclosures, printed messages on grocery bags, and other advertising.
§ Arranging feature news stories and public service announcements about the program.
§ Maintaining liaisons with the media, the coordinator, and law enforcement agencies, and
§ Providing insurance and legal protection for the program against criminal and/or civil liability.
The Chairman shall:
§ Be the principal officer.
§ Preside at all meetings.
§ Co-sign all checks $100 or more, promissory notes, and contracts.
The Vice Chairman shall:
§ Assume duties assigned by the chairman and the Board of Directors.
§ In the absence of the chairman, preside at all meetings.
§ In the absence of the chairman, co-sign all checks $100 or over, notes, and contracts.
The Secretary shall:
§ Record proceedings of all meetings.
§ Provide all board members a copy of the minutes of each meeting.
§ Assume duties assigned by the chairman and the board of directors.
§ Have the authority to sign any check under $100.
The Treasurer shall:
§ Be custodian of all funds.
§ Provide a financial report at each meeting.
§ Co-sign all checks over $100, promissory notes, and contracts.
§ Disburse rewards to individuals, or to police officers on behalf of such individuals, as authorized by the board.
Coordinator – Law Enforcement Officer
The coordinator must have an outgoing personality, impeccable reputation, excellent communication skills, and much self-motivation.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to, the following:
§ Screening calls, verifying information, and forwarding to appropriate agency to investigate;
§ Following up with investigators on status and if additional information is needed;
§ Maintaining tip files by keeping them updated, accurate, and secure;
§ Maintaining statistics for the program, including the number of calls, number of cases solved,
§ Amount of stolen property recovered, and narcotics seized resulting from successful tips;
§ Working with local media to produce re-enactments, ensuring that the “Crime of the Week” and other projects are accurately publicized;
§ Appearing with members of Crime Stoppers board of directors at public speaking functions;
§ Promoting the program with all law enforcement agencies with whom the board has dealings;
§ Meeting monthly with the Crime Stoppers board;
§ Presenting a comprehensive coordinator’s report to the board on unusual activities, cases of interest, and solved cases to assist board members in determining reward amounts, and
§ Explaining the pay out process to tipsters.
Texas Crime Stoppers Board Information – 2012
Agency: Waxahachie Crime Stoppers, Inc.
Agency Address: 116 San Jacinto
City: Waxahachie Zip: 75165
Agency Hotline: (972-937-7297) Agency Website: www.waxahachiecrimestoppers.org
Members Holding Current Positions:
Chairman’s Name: Ken Alexander
Term: 2012, 2011 Vice-Chairman
Vice-Chairman’s Name: Bev Carrick
Treasurer’s Name: Shree Kent
Secretary’s Name: Angie Williams
Coordinator’s Name: Officer Wess Winn
Address: 216 N. College Street City: Waxahachie Zip: 75165
Phone: (972-937-9940 ext 212) Fax: ( )
Past Board Members:
Chair Name: Marc Mangan
Term: 2011-2012 (left July 8, 2012)