About our Program

For over 30 years, Crime Stopper of the Sioux Empire is a non-profit organization led by a Board of Directors that provides direction as to the financial and promotional activities of the program. The Board enhances the community involvement aspect and its function is vital to the programs success.

Rewards and program funding is made possible through donations and fundraising events such as the Annual Shred EventNO TAX DOLLARS are involved!

The Crime Stoppers of the Sioux Empire Board meets monthly to evaluate tips leading to arrests and decide on the size of their cash rewards.

Mission Statement

Crime Stoppers is comprised of diverse, active and dedicated community representatives. Crime Stoppers provides a method for local law enforcement to receive information on crimes. These efforts increase tips, which in turn increase arrests in our community.

Who is Involved

Mark Buehler (Cosmopolitan Club)      President
Lisa Ottmar (Home Builders Association)      Vice-President
Janet Gillespie (Minnwest Bank)      Secretary
Deb Ziemke (Morning Optimist)      Treasurer
Tom Simmons (Sioux Falls Noon Sertoma)      Immediate Past President
Tim Audus (CBRE Group)      Board Member
Jesse Callahan (Sioux Merchant Patrol)      Board Member
Eunice Cavanaugh (Kiwanis West)      Board Member
Carolyn Dick (Dwntn Kiwanis)      Board Member
Norman Dittman (SF Noon Sertoma)      Board Member
Scott Hannemann (Sioux Falls Schools)      Board Member
Mike Humpal (Augustana University)      Board Member
Karl Koball (Downtown Lions Club)      Board Member
Jeanne Kunkel (Fraternal Order of Police)      Board Member
Monty Misfeldt (1st Dakota Horticulture)      Board Member
Jessie Schmidt (Better Business Bureau)      Board Member
Al Small (Lincoln County)      Board Member
Denny Wickstrom (Siouxrise Lions Club)      Board Member
Josh Callahan      Advisory Member (non-voting)
Otto Hagedorn (Lincoln County)      Advisory Member (non-voting)
Kathy Lueth      Advisory Member (non-voting)
Emmy Neustrom      Advisory Member (non-voting)
Kathy Reed      Advisory Member (non-voting)
Tim Stark      Advisory Member (non-voting)
Craig Thompson      Advisory Member (non-voting)
Rick Tupper      Advisory Member (non-voting)
Craig Wilbur (Downtown Kiwanis)      Advisory Member (non-voting)
Kyle Hoekstra (Sioux Falls Police Department)      Community Advisor (non-voting)
Chad Brown (Lincoln County)      Community Advisor (non-voting)
Jason Gearman (Minnehaha County)      Community Advisor (non-voting)
Miles Schumacher      Legal Counsel (non-voting)


Crime Stoppers of the Sioux Empire 2017 Board of Directors & Dignitary