About our Program
Vernon-Wilbarger County Crime Stoppers was formed in 1983 under the tutorage of the Wichita Falls Crime Stopper program. Charter members Dewayne Harvey, Glynn Aderholt, James Pilcher, Buddy Balser, Carol Moon, Dr. Jim Williams, Trudy Eavenson, Jo Ann Hall, Lynn Tyra, and Doug Karcher formed the first board of directors.
Dewayne Harvey served as our first President. Mike Baskerville was instrumental in writing our Charter, adopting the other organizations standing rules and by-laws to fit our organization. Over the years the State of
We are assisted in our efforts by local law enforcement officers who advise the board and manage the tips. Vernon Police Chief, Tom Wilson and Wilbarger County Sheriff, Larry Lee support our program by assigning officers to serve as coordinators. Mikel Davis serves as our coordinator and Bill Price represents the Sheriff’s department.
Getting the criminal information out to the general public is critical to our organization. The Vernon Daily Record newspaper and radio station KVWC provide exceptional coverage for our program and are a vital to our success.
We are the sponsoring chapter of the Campus Crime Stopper program in
Who is Involved
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