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. 

Our Coverage Area

Partnering Agencies

Alcoa Police Department

Anderson County Sheriff's Office

Bean Station Police Department

Blaine Police Department

Blount County Sheriff's Office

Claiborne County Sheriff's Office

Dandridge Police Department

Grainger County Sheriff's Office

Jefferson City Police Department

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

Knoxville Police Department

Madisonville Police Department

Pigeon Forge Police Department

Rutledge Police Department

Sevierville Police Department

Sweetwater Police Department

U.S. Marshals Service

White Pine 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 submit a tip, which leads to an arrest, the recovery of stolen property, or the seizure of illegal drugs you 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. East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers provides a method for local law enforcement to receive information on crimes and community members to share information on criminal activity and the location of fugitives in an anonymous manner and receive a cash reward for tips leading to an arrest. These efforts increase tips, which in turn increase arrests in our community thereby making our communities a safer place to live, work and visit. 

Who is Involved

NamePosition
Stacey Payne      Executive Director, 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
Daniel Whaley      Board Member