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|NASHUA POLICE DEPARTMENT CRIME LINE
The Nashua Crime Line is in its infancy here in Nashua. Members of the local community, in partnership with the media and law enforcement, have begun an effort to provide crime-solving assistance to law enforcement.
A cash reward is offered to anonymous persons who telephone the Nashua Crime Line with information which leads to an arrest.
Why Do We Need the Nashua Crime Line?
The Nashua Crime Line is based on the principal that "Someone other than the criminal has information that can solve a crime" and was created to combat the three major problems faced by law enforcement in generating that information:
» Fear of REPRISAL
» An attitude of APATHY
» Reluctance to get INVOLVED
The Nashua Crime Line resolves these problems by:
» Offering ANONYMITY to people who provide information about crimes.
» Paying REWARDS when the information supplied leads to arrest.
Three Essential Elements Make Up a Crime Line Program
Citizens are responsible for forming a Crime Line non-profit corporation, whose directors establish policy, determine amount and method of reward payments, work closely with the police and the media and generally oversee the program. The directors are also responsible for fund raising, and all volunteer service. Tax money is not sought.
Crime Line methods, objectives, successes and phone numbers are publicized on a regular basis by the media. An unsolved "Crime of the Week" is given special treatment with details published in newspapers, on radio and in certain cases a re-enactment on television.
A special Crime Line phone with a well publicized number (589-1665) is provided to the community. Callers are assigned a special Code number and NEVER give their names. If, after the investigation, the information leads to an arrest, the caller is entitled to a reward.