Founded in 1971 as an outgrowth of the Chamber of Commerce’s Criminal Justice Task Force, community leaders created the Metropolitan Tulsa Citizens Crime Commission. The intent of the organization was to deliver crime prevention and educational programs to the community and foster working relationships between law enforcement and participating citizens. In 1984 with one employee, the MTCCC developed and copyrighted the Alert Neighbor program and the subsequent guide, which is still in use today. In an effort to better work with law enforcement agencies to “catch a crook”, founding fathers were instrumental in starting the first Crime Stopper program in the state. For several decades the organization maintained the two core programs with contributions from corporations and tapping into the surplus sale of the Tulsa Police Department. The latter form of funding ended in the mid-1990’s. It is also important to note that there were several name changes over the first three decades of the organization – Tulsa Citizen’s Crime Commission, Citizen’s Crime Commission, Crime Commission, Crime Prevention Network and finally Tulsa Crime Stoppers.
Current programs of the agency are listed below with the start date of the program. No fees are charged for the delivery of the programs to the community.
Tulsa Crime Stoppers is a program of 501c3 nonprofit, Crime Prevention Network, Inc. Through the generous support of individuals, communities, corporations and foundations, we remain Tulsa’s leading public safety non-profit since 1971. Your gift helps us ensure a safe and successful future for all ages of Tulsa’s community.
Tulsa Crime Stoppers Members are part of a group of businesses, individuals and neighborhoods that are invested in keeping our community a safe place to live, work, and play.