Crime Stoppers began in Albuquerque, New Mexico in September of 1976. Members of the local community, in partnership with the media and law enforcement, began an effort to provide crime-solving assistance to law enforcement.
A cash reward was offered to anonymous persons who telephone the Crime Stoppers hot line with information leading to the arrest and indictment of persons responsible for felony offenses.
In the year 1999 Nampa Crime Stoppers and Boise Crime Stoppers merged together becoming Boise Area Crime Stoppers.
If you have information on a crime or witnessed a crime, call Crime Stoppers, you may earn a reward up to $1,000 for information solving a major crime.
Fight Back! Be a Crime Stopper, call:
(208) 343-COPS (208-343-2677)
For more information log on to:
Crime Stoppers of Southwest Idaho
You may also contact Nampa Police Department directly here.
National Crime Prevention Council
The National Crime Prevention Council page has
many great home safety and security tips, ranging from safe firearm storage, to trends in crime. There are also lots of useful links to various crime prevention programs and resources. Check them out here; National Crime Prevention Council
National Night Out
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
In August of each year, neighborhoods throughout Nampa are invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the Annual "National Night Out" crime and drug prevention event. (For 2020, due to COVID19, the event has been cancelled.)
National Night Out is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) and co-sponsored locally by the Nampa Police Department. This event covers over 9,700 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and U.S. military bases around the world. Over 33 million people are expected to participate in "America's Night Out Against Crime" in August. Nampa Police Department has won national awards for it's level of participation in this program.
National Night Out is designed to:
Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness.
Generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime efforts.
Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnership.
Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
In August, residents in neighborhoods throughout Nampa and across the nation are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors and police. Many neighborhoods throughout Nampa will be hosting a variety of special events such as block parties, cookouts, ice cream socials, parades, contests, youth activities, anti-crime rallies, with visits from Mayor Bob Henry, Chief Joe Huff, Cpt Brad Daniels & Cpt Curt Shankel, McGruff the Crime Dog, and various other police and fire personnel.
If you would like to host a NNO event in your neighborhood, please fill out the NNO Application (which has been pulled for 2020 due to COVID19).
For questions, contact CSO Yvette Fickel.
"Give Crime and Drugs a Going Away Party"
Start planning your Nampa neighborhood event now! Be creative, let's work together to help strengthen neighborhood and police partnerships as well as improve crime, drug and violence prevention.
If you need help planning your National Night Out get-together call Crime Prevention Officer, CSO Yvette Fickel at 468-5640, or download the National Night Out application here.
For more information on National Night Out, "America's Night Out Against Crime," visit the National Association of Town Watch.
Neighborhood Watch Program
Nampa Police Department is actively involved in the Neighborhood Watch program, and is working towards having every community involved. We will come out and do the presentation and help you get started, as well as order signs and other necessities for your Neighborhood Watch. (Your Neighborhood Watch group is responsible for sign expenses, and Nampa Police facilitates the sign order with NNWI.
This is a great program, to help neighbors get to know one another, and learn who belongs in their community and who doesn't. Get involved and help keep your community safe today!
If you are interested in starting a neighborhood watch in your area, contact CSO Yvette Fickel for information.
If your property went missing, would you be able to provide serial numbers, photos and receipts for your property? This information is vital to any investigation. Take some time to securely register your property online with
Knowing what you own could be the difference between recovering and not recovering missing property. We suggest that you register your property online with Report It. The information you enter is completely secure and you can access from any computer with internet access using your username and password.
Nampa Police uses the Leads Online module of the Report It software to track pawns, so if you do register your items and they show up in a pawn shop, we can easily track and recover those items and get them returned to you.
If you opt not to use Report It, we strongly encourage people keep a secure record of their valuable items and the accompanying model and serial number information, as well as photos of the items, as this information greatly improves the chances of us recovering the items in the event they are stolen.
Going on vacation or going to be away from your home for an extended period? If so, you can request a vacation watch on your home, and the police department will conduct extra patrols. Additionally it gives the department emergency contact information for you in the event there is a problem at your home and we need to reach you.
You can fill out the vacation watch form and it will be routed to our crime prevention officer, who will then disseminate it to patrol.