About Us

About our Program

Wichita, Kansas was the setting of the organizational meeting of the Kansas Crime Stoppers Association on March 25, 1987.  Six people from various Crime Stoppers programs across Kansas were instrumental in spearheading the idea of the Kansas Crime Stoppers Association: Don Weide, Topeka; Rick Frevert, Emporia; Margaret Jones, Kansas City, Missouri; Mike McNown, Wichita; Stan Conkwright, Manhattan; and Tim Herrera, Fort Dodge.  In 1987 there were nineteen Crime Stoppers programs.  

Kansas Crime Stoppers Association is a nonprofit organization which consists of a volunteer board of directors and individual and program members. The purpose of KCSA is to promote and encourage Crime Stopper programs in Kansas by providing development and training to reduce criminal activity.

The state association does not issue reward monies. KCSA hosts an annual conference where training is provided for existing or new programs across the state. Training is also provided for Scholastic Crime Stoppers programs, which are programs operated within the middle and high schools.  

Mission Statement

Reaching Across Kansas to Stop Crime

Who is Involved

Patrick Rapp      Chairperson
Mike Ford      President
Wendy Hummell      Vice President
Kevin Boehm      Treasurer
Jackie Ashcraft      Secretary
Pat Jones      Board Member
Matt Franklin      Board Member
Bev Hill      Board Member
Allen Campbell      Board Member
Harry Holloway      Board Member
Melissa Tharp      Board Member
Elaine Cloyd      Board Member
Shannon Wittig      Board Member
Roberta Ellis      Board Member
Charlie Tarboletti      Board Member
Don Weide      Past President 87-88
Richard Frevert      Past President 88-89
Stan Conkwright      Past President 89-90
Margaret Jones      Past President 90-92
Kay Houser      Past President 92-93
Garry Berges      Past President 93-95
Doug Anderson      Past President 95-96
Jere Buehler      Past President 96-98
Sheldon Stewart      Past President 98-99
Mike Pruisner      Past President 99-00
James Quinn      Past President 00-01
Elaine Cloyd      Past President 01-03
Breck Marion      Past President 03-04
Terry Symonds      Past President 04-06
Steve Lutz      Past President 06-08
Bruce Cochran      Past President 08-10
Duane Nisly      Past President 10-12
Michael Ford      Past President 12-14
Mike McNown      Advisory Member
Donna Bender      Lifetime Member
Ann Hayden      Lifetime Member
Sherril Unruh      Lifetime Member
Nancy Ford      Committee Chair

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