Crimestoppers sponsor presents
check to help the war against crime

Georgia-Pacific Memphis, a cellulose company providing products to the textile, pharmaceutical and food industries, annually provides support to CrimeStoppers of Memphis and Shelby County through its foundation. 

Because CrimeStoppers is a nonprofit organization that receives no tax dollars financial support of this kind is vital, says E. Winslow (Buddy) Chapman,   CrimeStoppers executive director. 

"In fact, donations from businesses and individuals keep our lights on, and our crime-fighting efforts on track," he said. 

"We're proud to lend our support to the Crime Stoppers of Memphis and Shelby County," said James Barnes, public affairs officer for Georgia-Pacific. 

"Their work encouraging members of the community to assist local law enforcement agencies in the fight against crime aligns with the Georgia-Pacific  Foundation's work with community-based programs focusing on education, environment, enrichment, and entrepreneurship." Barnes added, "Strong  communities of tomorrow start with stopping and solving crimes today." 

Local representatives of the company (formerly Buckeye Technologies) recently brought a check for $5,000 to the CrimeStoppers offices. The check  represented the company's sponsorship of this year's CrimeStoppers' Night At The  Theatre fundraising event, a showing of Kiss Me Kate at Playhouse On The Square.  Sponsors ensure that the event is a success each year. 

Next year CrimeStoppers will secure the full house for a performance of  Memphis, The Musical .

H olding an oversized version of the $5,000 gift are, left to right, David  Wayne Brown of Splash Creative, James Barnes and Katherine Terry of Georgia- Pacific Memphis Cellulose, and Buddy Chapman, CrimeStoppers.


CopperStoppers was created by CrimeStoppers in collaboration with businesses to fight the theft of and illegal sales, purchases and transportation out of town of copper and other scrap metals.

Copper stripped from wiring, appliances, plumbing or electrical boxes may bring hundreds of dollars when sold, but often results in thousands of dollars in damages to homes, apartments, churches 
and other facilities.

Special awards up to $1,000 are available for information leading to arrests. 
Help stop the criminals - the "copperheads" - doing economic harm to our community.

Visit for information on how to help.   

Websites building
new awareness

CrimeStoppers and its various programs are explained - and the public is engaged - in various places on the internet.
The main website explains the organization's purpose, and keeps count on major cases in which police need help from citizens -
A companion site helps students keep their schools safer -
Senior citizens who are afraid or otherwise need help can find information they can use at another site -
Spanish-speaking citizens can learn about CrimeStoppers on a fourth site -
Additionally, because the 
theft of copper and other metal and appliances has become a major problem in the metro area, CrimeStoppers is building a site for its new program called Copperstoppers.

DV by the numbers

More than half of all violent crime in our greater Memphis community is DV-related, when the wide definition of domestic violence is taken into effect, including family members, roommates, and ex-intimate partners.

The total domestic violence offenses through the first eight months of 2015: 11,451.


A survey, put together by the University of Memphis Criminology Office,    
over time will help show how awareness of sexual assault and domestic violence is changing. It only takes a few minutes to do the survey and the results are completely anonymous. 


Help spread the word

If you like - we hope you do! - you can help the cause against the metal thieves by liking our new Copperstoppers Facebook page. And tell your friends, co-workers and acquaintances.

While you're at it, let them know about the main CrimeStoppers Facebook page too.