Greg Macaleese, an innovative police detective with the Albuquerque, New Mexico police department, pioneered the first Crime Stoppers program in 1976 to combat the crime epidemic that plagued the city at that time. The breakthrough success of that first program led to the expansion of the concept through similar local organizations across the USA and beyond.

Whereas official Crime Stoppers organizations typically focus on street crime within specific localities, Government Crimes Stoppers is the only official member of Crime Stoppers USA founded to combat a specific realm of criminal activity–crimes committed within government–across a broader geographic reach. GCS is currently serving the state of Texas, with plans to hone its operations before expanding to other states.

Who Is Involved

For all press inquiries, please contact Laura M. Andersen at lauraandersen@governmentcrimestoppers.org 

Laura M. Andersen — Executive Director of Operations

Captain Laura M. Andersen is a 35-year law enforcement veteran who served as a patrol officer with the Bryan Police Department prior to becoming an Agent of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission. Ms. Andersen joined the San Antonio Police Department in 1987 and was promoted through the ranks to Captain — retiring as the highest-ranking female at SAPD in 2017.

Captain Andersen earned a BA degree from Texas Tech University and also studied at Blinn College and the University of Texas at San Antonio. She is a graduate of the San Antonio Leadership Development Program and later returned to the program as a mentor, where she enjoyed tutoring other future leaders who would go on to distinguished careers in public service.

Richard W. Carter — Advisor

Judge Richard W. Carter (Ret.) is a former judge of the Arlington Municipal Court and is the Director of Legal Services for Crime Stoppers of the United States of America, Inc. After graduating from Texas Tech University’s School of Law in 1973, Carter received training at the FBI Academy and went on to become Police Legal Advisor of the Waco Police Department, the Chair of the Legal Officers Section of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and the Chair of the Municipal Judges Section of the State Bar of Texas. Richard also served two terms as Chair of the Texas Crime Stoppers Advisory Council in the Criminal Justice Division of the Governor’s Office.

Richard Carter has lectured on law enforcement topics and trained officers, prosecutors, and judges throughout the United States and Canada, as well as in Australia, Bermuda, India, and the United Kingdom. In 1992, he received a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition for his work in crime prevention. He is a former member of the board of directors, secretary, general counsel, and executive director of Crime Stoppers International, Inc. Judge Carter was given the President’s Award by Crime Stoppers International in 1988, 2007, and 2015, as well as the Chairman’s Award from Crime Stoppers USA. Richard Carter is a Life Member of the National Sheriff’s Association and an Honorary Member of the Waco Police Association.

Kevin Anderson — Advisor

Kevin Anderson has owned and operated Anderson Software, LLC for the past 30 years and has developed several industry-leading software and web applications. As a three-time Presidential Award winner for his excellent crime-fighting applications, Kevin developed his first tip management application in 1998 which was used by virtually all Crime Stoppers programs in North America.

By popular demand, Anderson created P3 Global Intel years later. P3 has quickly become the most advanced tip management application available anywhere and the rapidly growing list of crime stoppers programs are extremely satisfied with the new product. Kevin is currently exploring new opportunities and strategic partnerships in the world of crime fighting and prevention with his new P3 Intel technology — including the field of education. P3 is currently utilized by over 4,000 schools and that number is growing daily.