There has been an uptick in violent crimes and we need citizens to come forward to report what they know about to help stop the violence. We understand that residents are scared but want to keep their families, their neighborhoods, and communities safe and that’s why Silent Observer offers a safe and anonymous way to stand up and speak out against crime. State law protects Silent Observer tips from discovery and FOIA so those contacting Silent Observer by phone at 774-2345, by web at silentobserver.org and by using the silent observer mobile app can be assured they will be completely anonymous. Silent Observer is our community’s alternative to silence.
Since so many community members are being affected by this uptick in violence, Silent Observer is offering specific reward amounts for tips that lead to the arrest of those involved in these violent crimes.
- Murder – $2,500
- Shooting with serious injury – $1,500
- Shooting with minor injury – $1,000
- Shootings with property damage – $500
- Gun Store Burglary – $1,500
- Armed Robbery – $1,000
- Car Dealer and Cell Phone Store Burglaries – $1,000
Robert Womack, Kent County Commissioner and Founder of Operation Save Our Streets (SOS) Save Our Streets said the purpose of this group is to connects citizens with neighborhood associations, Silent Observer, Police and Fire Departments to proactively make the community safer. The SOS movement is a continued voice in the community to urge citizen participation.
Sheriff Michelle LaJoye Young spoke to the violent acts that is occurring all over the region and the need the community to unite to put an end to the violence. The Sheriff supports Silent Observer and its efforts in providing a safe way to report information about crime.
If you have any information on any serious crimes in Kent County, please contact Silent Observer at 774-2345 or at silentobserver.org.