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APD joins Crime Stoppers

The Andalusia Police Department added another tool for solving crimes this week when it  partnered with Central Alabama Crime Stoppers.

Andalusia Police Chief Paul Hudson said the organization recently held a meeting in the area and invited local departments to join forces.

“This gives people an opportunity to report crimes and know they will remain completely anonymous,” Hudson said. “We can also ask questions of those who provide information, but the whole process remains anonymous.”

Similarly, Crime Stoppers will help push out cases in which local law enforcement offers are seeking information.

Hudson said Andalusia residents can contact Central Alabama Crime  Stoppers by using the 24-hour tip line at 215-STOP (7867) or download the organization’s P3-tips app. Residents can also give information through the web at www.215STOP.com or the Facebook page at Central Alabama Crime Stoppers (www.Facebook.com/215stop/). Crime Stoppers also provides an 800 number, 1-833-AL1-STOP, for those that are outside of the 334-area code.

All tipsters are eligible for a cash reward of up to $5,000 when their tip leads to an arrest. All rewards are paid within 30 days.