About Us


Students Speaking Out is a program of Tri Cities Crime Stoppers, a community-based nonprofit organization (501c3). Tri Cities Crime Stoppers has worked with area schools since its inception in 1985 and continues to work, developing ways for students to increase their safety and security awareness and safely report information concerning possible safety concerns.


The mission of Students Speaking Out is to empower young people to use their voices to make schools and communities safer. We believe that students can make a difference in bringing an end to senseless violence and dangerous activities that interfere with young people achieving their dreams.

After working with far too many families who have lost a loved one to violence, drug abuse, and impaired driving we have seen the devastating impact of these activities on our community. Sadly, many of these losses could have been prevented.

Our message to students is that your voice can make a difference. When you know about illegal or dangerous activity taking place; tell someone. Your voice might save a life, stop a crime, or get help for someone in need.

Crime Stoppers

Since 1985 Tri Cities Crime Stoppers has been helping law enforcement solve crime. We operate 3 anonymous tip lines where people can report crime anonymously by phone, text, or web tip. We offer rewards of up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest. Tips to Crime Stoppers have helped to solve nearly 6,800 felony crimes and apprehend over 5,300 fugitives.

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Students Speaking Out and Crime Stoppers are completely supported by donations from the community. We do not receive government funds for this program and offer it free of charge to local schools. Our success directly relates to the support of our donors.

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Tri-Cities Crime Stoppers
Board of Directors

Tri Cities Crime Stoppers Board of Directors is made up people from throughout the region. They live and work here and have committed themselves to help make our community a safer place.

The Board of Directors is responsible for raising the funds to continue the operation of Tri Cities Crime Stoppers. Tri Cities Crime Stoppers receives no funds from local law enforcement or government agencies. All funds are raised by the Board of Directors.

Crime Stoppers programs throughout the US provide residents the opportunity to report information on wanted persons, unsolved crimes and suspected criminal activity anonymously.

Law Enforcement Coordinator
Mike Blatman- Kennewick Police Department

Contact Our Office
PO Box 6708 Kennewick WA 99336 (509) 582-1351 mike.blatman@ci.kennewick.wa.us