23rd Annual Crime Stoppers Conference Underway

Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 9:43am

McALLEN - More than 300 people are getting training at the 23rd Annual Crime Stoppers Conference on Monday and will continue until Wednesday.

Volunteers are working with local police stations to help promote the Crime Stoppers tip line which is used by many Valley police stations. The Crime Stoppers Conference is held in different locations throughout the Valley each year and the moving around is beneficial because each city fights crime differently. Crime Stoppers Conference Chairman Roy Cantu said, "We are going to provide a lot of training from the southern part of the border. We have Homeland Security, Border Patrol, ATF, we are going to have the FBI and we are going to talk about what it takes to fight crime on this side."

On Tuesday, it's Law Enforcement Day at the conference and all levels of agencies will be ready to answer questions and show off some crime fighting equipment to the public. Community members are invited to come and check it out for free from 9 AM to 4 PM at the McAllen Convention Center.

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