About our Program

Bee County Crime Stoppers, Inc. was organized in 2006 as a certified Crime Stoppers program by Texas Crime Stoppers, and a 501 (c)(3) organization. In 2011 Bee County Crime Stoppers expanded to include Goliad and Live Oak Counties, and was renamed Coastal Bend Crime Stoppers, Inc.  Coastal Bend Crime Stoppers is a Texas Certified Crime Stoppers organization.  Continued Certification is required every two years and approved by the Texas Crime Stoppers Council,

Our Board of Directors are volunteers who are dedicated to making a difference in our county community by working with the news media, law enforcement, and public to help law enforcement agencies solve crimes.  

We are available to speak to civic organizations, churches, and any other organizations to inform the public of the services we offer. Contact Info: email: coastalbendcs@gmail.com or  call Cathey Brown at 361 319-1564, or our Law Enforcement Coordinator Joshua Meakins at 597-0206.

  Meetings are held the first Thursday of each month at 210 E. Corpus Christi St. (old library) at 5:30:00 p.m.  Visitors and prospective volunteers are welcomed to attend.   

Mission Statement

Coastal Bend Crime Stoppers is a 501(c)(3) non-profit volunteer organization who works with law enforcement, the news media, and the public to publicize and gain intelligence on crimes to keep Bee, Goliad, and Live Oak Counties safe places to live, work, and play.


Who is Involved

Joshua Meakins      Law Enforcement Coordinator, City of Beeville Police Department
Rick Villarreal      Assistant Law Enforcement Coordinator, Bee County Sheriffs Office.
Nathan Morin      Safe School Coordinator, Beeville ISD Police Department
Mike Showalter      Facilitator, CBCS
Frances Almendarez      Board Member, CBCS
Cathey Brown      Executive Director, CBCS
Debby Brumby      President, CBCS
Paul Frederick      Member Emeritus, CBCS
John Lynch      Treasurer, CBCS
Yolanda Lynch      Board Member, CBCS
Crystal Middleton      Social Media Coordinator, CBCS
Judy Ranalli      Board Member, CBCS
Ann Showalter      Vice President, CBCS
Barbara Smith      Secretary, CBCS
Fred Stark      Board Member, CBCS
Michelle Clark Trevino      Executive Board/Board Member, CBCS
Irene Zimmer      Board Member, CBCS
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           Crime Stoppers also takes tips on probation and parole violators.