Capital Region Crime Stoppers was launched in 2017. It aims to let members of the Capital Region community assist local law enforcement by giving them a way to provide anonymous information and tips to the police in exchange for cash rewards. Capital Region Crime Stoppers operates as an independent organization. It is run by a board of directors that works in partnership with local law enforcement at the Albany Police Department's Information Coordination Unit to ensure that the tips provided remain 100% anonymous. The concept has developed into a working relationship in which the local media, businesses, civic and social clubs, Capital Region law enforcement agencies, and the public work together to solve crimes. Capital Region Crime Stoppers has become an effective tool to help keep our communities safe.