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CrimeTracker: Digital Billboards Effective in Fighting Crime


DECATUR, IL - Crimestoppers billboards are proving to be highly effective in fighting crime.

Policesaid the billboards have helped more than 40 suspects behind bars in Macon County alone. It is working so well police have recently added even more suspects to the Crimestoppers billboard. The latest suspects are wanted for everything from attempted murder to embezzlement.

"They're able to change those within a matter of minutes and get the information up there," said Bob Fessler, Vice President of Lamar Billboards.

The success was shared with dozens of officers and representatives attending the Crimestoppers State Conference in Decatur.

Lamar advertising says it is now looking into using the digital billboards to warn people of natural disasters and other safety issues, as well.

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