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In October 1987, under the direction of Mr. Gordon “Butch” Stewart a group of private sector businesses and service organizations set about to raise the funds to assist the national effort to fight crime by offering rewards for information leading to the arrest of criminals. This led to the decision to initiate a ‘crime Stoppers’ programme similar to those that operate in the United States and many countries worldwide. By May 1989, a total of J$1,000,000 was raised and The National Crime Prevention Fund was set up. On September 6 1989 the Crime Stop programme was launched. It is a partnership between the Police, Private Sector and the media.