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Mission Statement and Goals

To provide a telephone service (Tipline) for the collection of information relating to criminal activity from anonymous sources to assist law enforcement agencies in solving and/or preventing crimes.

To provide a criminal justice consultation service to organizations seeking expertise relating to safety and security issues.

To act as a facilitator to criminal justice related organizations in an effort to enhance the lines of communication between law enforcement, the business community, and the general public.

To develop and enhance an ongoing fundraising strategy to meet administrative costs associated with achieving the organizational goals of the Citizens Crime Commission.


History Of The Crime Commission

The Citizens Crime Commission is a non-profit, non-governmental advisory and educational organization that fights crime by working with law enforcement agencies and the judicial system. The Crime Commission operates with a staff of specially trained criminal justice professionals, including attorneys and police officers.

The Citizens Crime Commission has developed programs assisting SEPTA, CIGNA, RITE-AID, and other large and small corporations concerned with security, safety, and loss prevention issues. We developed the Philadelphia Prisons System Internal Affairs Division and Equal Employment Opportunity unit and regularly critique their work to ensure that quality procedures are followed and reports are complete, correct and concise.

Our flagship program, the TIPLINE, is an outgrowth of the national CRIMESTOPPERS program and is designed to assist law enforcement in apprehending criminals and also deals with quality of life issues. The TIPLINE was initiated in 1986, and has operated 24 hours a day, 7 days a week ever since. Our TIPLINE uses live, trained operators exclusively. We don’t use answering machines or recordings, ever.


Leadership


John Apeldorn, President (I)

Santo Montecalvo, Vice President

Maria Carrasquillo, Assistant

Executive Board


CHAIRMAN:
ROBERT REFICE

GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS:
BARBARA BRIDGE

GOVERNMENT & GRANTS:
JOE HALL & GREG IANNUZZI

COMMUNITY AFFAIRS:
RON DAVIS & JOE CONWAY

DEVELOPMENT & MARKETING:
LARRY SECHUCK

COUNSEL:
JOSEPH GUINAN III

SECRETARY:
ELIZABETH MERTES

TREASURER:
CHUCK SILVERMAN

IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIRMAN:
BOB MORACA & JOHN DIGIORGIO

MEMBERS-AT-LARGE:
JULIUS MINGRONI & DAVE TROVATO