About our Program

Taos County Crime Stoppers board of directors is comprised of dedicated community representatives. Our program offers anonymous methods for the public to report information regarding unsolved crimes and fugitives.  It is the public, police and private sector working together for a safer Taos County.


Structure and Funding of Crime Stoppers

Taos County Crime Stoppers (TCCS) is organized as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (charity). A community board of directors provides oversight as to the financial and promotional activities of the program.  TCCS is funded by private donations. NO TAX DOLLARS are involved. Any reward money paid out by the program comes from tax deductible donations by concerned citizens and businesses.  

TCCS board of directors meets on a monthly basis to administer the program, evaluate arrests and to decide on the size of rewards to be paid, up to $1,000. Rewards are then distributed in a private manner to anonymous tipsters. Many callers choose not to collect their reward.

Law Enforcement Coordinator

Det. Barry Holfelder

Taos Police Department

2018 Board of Directors

Derek Davis      Chair
David Barger      Vice Chair
Laura McElroy      Secretary
Clarence Cordova      Treasurer
Dennis Manzanares      Director
Greg Medina      Director
Robert Feeler      Director
Tony Meyers      Director
Robin Reese      Director
Lewis Rosenthal      Director

Volunteer to help TCCS

If you are interested in volunteering to assist Taos County Crime Stoppers, we sometimes require help with special projects, social media and events. You may have a special skill or background in criminal justice that TCCS can use. Let us know by emailing the board at TCCS.contact@gmail.com (type volunteer in the subject line).