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Burlington police officer wins state recognition for Crime Stoppers leadership

Burlington police sergeant Bobby Davis was recognized this week as the statewide Crime Stoppers Coordinator of the Year by the North Carolina Crime Stoppers Association.

Davis, a 21-year veteran of the department, is the city’s Community Resource Officer.

In late 2019, he added to those responsibilities taking on the role as Coordinator of the Alamance County Crime Stoppers program.

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The Alamance County Crime Stoppers program was started in 1982 and includes the municipal police departments in Burlington, Mebane, Graham, Elon, Haw River, and Gibsonville, as well as the Alamance County sheriff’s office, and Elon University police.

Crime Stoppers encourages members of the community to assist local law enforcement agencies in the fight against crime by overcoming the two key elements that inhibit community involvement: fear and apathy.

Crime Stoppers provides a telephone number, mobile application (P3 Tips) and Web Tips to encourage citizens in the community to volunteer vital information helpful to law enforcement agencies to fight against crime.

Alamance County Crime Stoppers has cleared thousands of cases and recovered over $1 million of drugs and stolen property.

Crime Stoppers pays a cash reward of up to $2,500 for tips that lead to an arrest or solving a case.

Since Davis became the local Crime Stoppers coordinator, he is credited with helping to modernize the program; expanding its board of director; hosting the program’s first fundraiser; and working continuously to educate the community on how Crime Stoppers works.

Davis has revamped and modernized the external presence of Alamance County Crimestoppers with the implementation of the mobile-app ‘P3 Tips’, which is a high-tech method for submitting tips anonymously for cash rewards.

Davis has also revamped the local Crimestoppers website and created a Facebook page for the organization which has grown to over 7,000 followers in a short time.

Davis is himself a member of the North Carolina Crime Stoppers Association.

Assistant police chief Brian Long credited Davis as “a great asset to the Burlington Police Department and the community he serves.”

Long added, “Crimes Stoppers is integral in helping solve crimes in Alamance County, and we encourage all residents to use this tool to ‘See Something Say Something.’”

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