About our Program

The East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers Program launched on May 1, 2021 from the efforts of the Knoxville City Council, Mayor Kincannon's  Office, along with Chief Eve Thomas and the Knoxville Police Department. 

Partnering Agencies

Bean Station Police Department

Blaine Police Department

Grainger County Sheriff's Office

Knoxville Police Department

Rutledge Police Department


The East TN Valley Crime Stoppers program enables citizens to anonymously report individuals who are known or suspected of committing criminal acts in our community. Crime Stoppers cases are featured in the news, on television and radio announcements.

When you call in a tip, which leads to an arrest or recovery of stolen property, you can become eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

Presently, over 1,000 Crime Stopper programs operate worldwide. The East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers Program, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3 volunteer civilian organization. It is funded by tax-deductible donations from businesses, clubs, associations, and individuals.

Mission Statement

The East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers is comprised of active and dedicated community representatives. Crime Stoppers provides a method for local law enforcement to receive information on crimes. These efforts increase tips, which in turn increase arrests in our community.

Who is Involved

Stacey Payne      Coordinator, Knoxville, TN
Harold Cannon      Executive Board President
Sheryl Ely      Executive Board Vice-President
Bill Pittman      Executive Board Secretary
Michael Collins      Executive Board Treasurer
Chad Tindell      Board Member
Megan Newpher      Board Member
Kenny Miller      Board Member
Teddi Neckles      Board Member