Beasley named ‘CrimeStopper of the Year’

Published 10:54 pm Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Sgt. Charles Beasley of the Brundidge Police Department was among the law enforcement officers recognized by Central Alabama CrimeStoppers for their work in 2018.

The awards luncheon was held at the RSA Activity Center in downtown Montgomery.

Beasley said being recognized as a CrimeStopper of the Year was a great honor and the most prestigious award he has received during his 33 years in law enforcement, 19 of those with the Brundidge Police Department.

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“It’s always good to be recognized for the job you do,” Beasley said. “I like working in a small town where I know most everybody and most everybody knows me. The investigating part of police work is very challenging. I like people and I like talking with different people in an effort to solve a crime.”

Beasley said that, as an investigator, he has to know how to separate the facts from the hearsay. “When you hand the evidence over to the D.A.’s office, you must have the facts they need to put criminals behind bars,” he said. “If I fall down on my job, they can’t do their job at the D.A.’s office and criminals go free.”

Brundidge Police Chief Moses Davenport said Beasley is worthy of the recognition and congratulated his investigator on a job well done.

“Beasley can dig out evidence,” Davenport said. “He knows how to talk to people in a way that they put their trust in him. He can get information from somebody that nobody else could. In the last few years, Beasley has worked a couple of major murders. One in 2014 and another in 2017. If anybody can get to the bottom of a crime, it’s Investigator Charles Beasley.”

Davenport said Beasley is dedicated to the Brundidge Police Department and to the citizens of Brundidge.

“For Beasley to be named a CrimeStopper of the Year says a lot about him and about his service to our town,” Davenport said. “His is dedicated to making Brundidge a safe place to live and work. We appreciate him and thank him for his service.”

In 2018, CrimeStoppers gave law enforcement almost 800 tips resulting in 157 suspects being apprehended and 659 charges being filed.