Niki Moore would like to grow the Student Crime Stoppers program and establish better rapport with minority members of the community in Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region.

Colorado Springs native Niki Moore recently became the executive director of Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers.
She has more than 10 years of experience in the criminal justice field and said the two things she enjoys most about her job is working through Colorado’s complex, multi-level justice system and the camaraderie that is present in the criminal justice field, which is not typically found in other professions.
Moore took time recently to tell CSBJ about herself and her organization.
Organization: Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers
Position: Executive director
Hometown: Colorado Springs
How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: 52 years
Education: Master’s degree in management; bachelor’s degree in business administration, with a marketing emphasis
A few words about your organization: Crime Stoppers is a community partnership that works to keep our region safer by offering cash rewards to people who remain anonymous and provide information about criminal activity in the 4th Judicial District.
We are specifically tasked to: increase public awareness of crime; engage residents to cooperate with local law enforcement agencies to combat crime; offer monetary incentives for reporting activities; and to protect the anonymity of informants.
Recent accomplishments: Achieving my master’s degree in management.
Biggest career break: Being promoted to a position as the director of public relations and development based on my experience and work ethic; at that time I did not have any college education.
Toughest part about your job: The greatest challenge in my job is educating the public about Crime Stoppers, with the ultimate goal being to raise money. For the most part, the community does not realize that we must raise money to operate and provide services.
Someone you admire: It is difficult for me to narrow it down to one person. A lot of people come to mind that have mentored me in a myriad of different ways. Each one of them has a skill or a trait that I admire and endeavor to emulate. Most definitely my mother and father — they are at the very heart of my nature and my ethos.
About your family: My family is all here in the Springs. My husband and daughter are natives, as am I. My mother and father came to Colorado Springs in 1953. My daughter is married and I have the most beautiful grandchild in the world; he is 16 months old
Something else you’d like to accomplish: I would like to run for a public office, either City Council or county commissioner.
How your organization will change in the next decade: I would like to think Crime Stoppers will grow, be more responsive to the community and increase its support to local law enforcement. However, inherent in that statement is that there is more crime. Changes I would like to facilitate and be a part of are growing our Student Crime Stopper program and establishing a better rapport with minority populations. I think Crime Stoppers must be more responsive to schools and minority populations during the next decade if we are to continue to be an effective resource for local law enforcement.
What book are you currently reading: “Battlefield of the Mind” by Joyce Meyer.
What is the one thing you would change about Colorado Springs: Downtown. I remember when J.C. Penney, Kaufmans and other stores anchored the downtown area. It is too bad that we have sprawled to the extent that the downtown area no longer attracts business. I would like to see some kind of major revitalization that mimics Denver’s 16th Street Mall.