Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers is a 501C3 non-profit organization.
The first Crime Stoppers program began in September 1976 in Albuquerque, New Mexico and has since grown to include over 1,000 cities and 13 countries worldwide. The mission of Crime Stoppers is to work with law enforcement, the media, and the community to promote safety for all.
In September 1982, San José launched our local program originally known as the San José Crime Stoppers in partnership with the San José Police Department.
On August 17, 2000, San José Crime Stoppers changed their name to The Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers (SVCS) to reflect the newly expanded program and partnerships with all of the law enforcement agencies in Santa Clara County, including the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s office, the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Department and California Highway Patrol.
Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers Board of Directors
The Board of Directors oversees the program and is responsible for fundraising, engaging with our communities, and building stronger networks with our State (California Crime Stoppers) and National Programs (Crime Stoppers USA). The Board of Directors is a non-paid volunteer board made up of dedicated volunteers who share the public safety mission.
November 5, 2015
November 10, 2016
November 15, 2018
January 23, 2020
4th Annual Law Enforcement Awards, honoring 2019 honorees.