It pays to fight crime

Sgt. Brian Bower

Sgt. Brian Bower is a true Phoenician – a native who graduated from Washington High School and came back to town after a stint in the military. With a passion for service, he signed on with the Phoenix Police Department.

His current assignment is as Silent Witness Coordinator. Since 1979, Silent Witness has paired with media and law enforcement to solve and prevent crimes. In that time, nearly $3 million of rewards have been paid out, more than 8,200 felony arrests have been made, and 13,000 felony crimes have been solved.

Cash rewards are given for tips that lead to arrest, and the tip process guarantees anonymity for the tipsters, to allay any fear of retribution from wrongdoers.

Although Silent Witness works in partnership with the Phoenix Police Department, it is a separate, community-based, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All of the rewards paid out are funded entirely through private donations and grants – not taxes.

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Original air date: March 14, 2024.

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