About Metro Richmond Crime Solvers

Our History

Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers (MRCS) was formed in 1984 by a group of concerned retailers, regional law enforcement officials and the support of the Retail Merchants Association. This makes MRCS one of the oldest Crime Stoppers organizations in the USA.

Crime Stoppers USA was formed slightly before 1984 by a New Mexico police officer and the concept spread rapidly. Today there are well over 2,000 organizations nationwide. Most are called Crime Stoppers, but some are known as CrimeSolvers, CrimeLine, TIP Line and others.

The concerned citizens in the Greater Richmond area felt then, as we do today, that an organized citizenry offering rewards could make a significant contribution toward law enforcement’s capability to arrest criminals. The concept has been recognized as being very successful.

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REMEMBER: You will remain anonymous. We don’t need to know who you are.

All crime leads welcome anytime.

Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers

c/o Henrico County Police
7721 E. Parham Road
Henrico, VA 23294
804-501-5936 (NO anonymous tips)


The Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers is a 501 (c)(3) organization that relies on donations to continue providing its anonymous tip-reporting program. No county or city tax dollars are used to fund the program.

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