Welling to replace Slover as Amarillo Crime Stoppers Coordinator

On Wednesday, Cpl. Sean Slover will retire from the Amarillo Police Department with over 20 years of service to the City of Amarillo. Cpl. Slover is currently assigned to the Crime Prevention Unit where he works as the Police Coordinator for Amarillo Crime Stoppers. He took over as Amarillo Crime Stoppers Police Coordinator in 2008. Prior to that Cpl. Slover was assigned to the Uniform Division and worked as a Field Training Officer.

During Cpl. Slover’s assignment as the Police Coordinator, Amarillo Crime Stoppers saw two website changes. The current website is very user friendly and assists viewers with learning about current crime trends, wanted fugitives and unsolved crimes. During Slover’s time with ACS there have been over 5,500 tips received leading to numerous arrests and cases cleared as well as the capture of many wanted suspects. Tips during this timeframe also led to the recovery of 19 vehicles, 12 weapons, $232,000 in recovered property to include assorted stolen and recovered property, stolen vehicles and cash.

To date, Amarillo Crime Stoppers continues to be an important crime fighting tool for all law enforcement agencies of the Potter, Randall and Carson County communities serving as an anonymous information portal for citizens to help clean up their neighborhoods. Tips to the program’s 39 years of success have led to: 4,430 arrests, 4,748 cases cleared, arrests of over 1,100 Fugitives and total property recovery of over $4.5 million.

Cpl. Scott Welling interviewed and was selected as the next Police Coordinator. Cpl. Welling has been with the Amarillo Police Department for over 11 years. He worked as a Uniform Patrol Officer, Crisis Intervention Team Member and most recently he was a School Liaison Officer at Caprock High School. Also, during his time as a School Liaison Officer, Cpl. Welling served as the Police Coordinator for Student Crime Stoppers of Amarillo.

Amarillo Crime Stoppers program began in 1979 from the efforts of our City Commission and our Police Department. Our program now operates as an independent 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization. The concept has developed into a combination of efforts by local media, businesses, civic and social clubs, law enforcement agencies, and the public. Donations of airtime, newspaper space, and reward monies have established Amarillo Crime Stoppers as an effective tool to fight crime in the area. Amarillo Crime Stoppers covers Potter, Randall and Carson Counties. As always if you have information of an unsolved crime call 806-374-4400 or submit a tip online at amapolice.org. If your anonymous tip leads to an arrest or the recovery of stolen property you could earn a reward up to $1,000.00.

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