MCTS buses share anonymous tip line for Milwaukee Crime Stoppers
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A new Milwaukee Crime Stoppers campaign featuring newly-wrapped Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) buses was launched Thursday, July 28.
The buses will be a constant reminder to every rider, driver, or person walking down the street that if you know anything about a crime you have a way to come forward anonymously and possibly get a reward.
It's a reminder people need as we are seeing violent crime continue in the city.
Leaders from Milwaukee County, the city of Milwaukee, Milwaukee Police Department, the state Senate and MCTS all came together to announce the wrapped buses.
The buses will travel throughout the city for the next several months. There are also bus shelters with the tip line and app information.
It's an easy way to encourage the tens of thousands of MCTS riders to make a different in their community.
Milwaukee Crime Stoppers is always anonymous, meaning no one will ever know you called. If your tip leads to an arrest, you get a cash reward.
"This is a great partnership, to have Milwaukee County Crime Stoppers to come together and focus on how we can continue to promote our community being involved in helping solve many of the issues facing our community," said Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley.
"Our bus system, our bus drivers, they're all crime stoppers. They come off of those buses to help young children to help individuals that are in distress, so there is no question that this moment today is about us being unified," said State Senator Lena Taylor.
The Milwaukee Office of Violence Prevention also announced their office, on behalf of the mayor's office, will donate $50,000 to Milwaukee Crime Stoppers this year.