City of Lemoore City of Lemoore City of Lemoore

Secret Witness

Program History

The Kings County Secret Witness Program has been operating in its current form since 1972. A group of concerned citizens coordinate the Secret Witness Program and oversee the operation of the program. It does so as a public service to the community.

Purpose

Because police officers are often unable to know everything that is going on in the community, citizen participation in law enforcement and crime prevention is crucial. The Secret Witness Program is designed to provide incentives to community members for becoming involved in crime prevention and resolution. Many local businesses and citizens have become financial sponsors to a Secret Witness Reward Fund that makes the program viable.

Citizens are offered opportunities to make the community a safer place to live by becoming involved in crime prevention. Besides making a positive contribution to the community, individuals can enjoy some monetary reward for their efforts thanks to the Secret Witness Program.

How the Program Works

The Secret Witness Program relies on the anonymous tips of community members. When a citizen or visitor to the community becomes aware of criminal activity, the individual can make an anonymous phone call to a 24 hour, 7 day a week hotline and provide the anonymous information.

Reward money is drawn from a pot that is funded by donations from local businesses and individuals. Secret Witness funds are disbursed and monitored by a volunteer (non-paid) Board of Directors consisting of members of the community. The funds in the Secret Witness Reward Fund are used to pay rewards for information leading to the arrest and conviction of an adult or juvenile, or to the arrest of a fugitive.

How to Become a Secret Witness and
Supporter of the Program

To become a secret witness please call the Secret Witness Hotline
24 hours a day, 7 days a week at:

(559) 584-7022

Please be assured that you will remain ANONYMOUS!

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