The Mission of Big Bend Crime Stoppers

Help us identify people who are wanted or who you have seen commit a crime.

Big Bend Crime Stoppers is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit in good standing with the Florida Secretary of State’s office serving Franklin, Gadsden, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Taylor, and Wakulla counties. We are managed by a volunteer board of directors. Board responsibilities include paying rewards to individuals who anonymously submit tips with information that helps solve crimes.

Big Bend Crime Stoppers’ mission is to increase the safety of the Big Bend Community by assisting law enforcement agencies in removing undesirable individuals from the community.

Crime Stoppers is based on the principal that “someone other than the criminal has information that can solve a crime” and was created to combat the three major problems faced by law enforcement in generating that information:

  1. Fear of REPRISAL
  2. An attitude of APATHY
  3. Reluctance to get INVOLVED

 

Why Do We Need Crime Stoppers?

Crime Stoppers serves many purposes within the community. Here are just a few:

  • To promote community welfare & inform/educate the public to further protect them from criminal activity.
  • To motivate the public to cooperate with law enforcement agencies.
  • To lessen the burden of law enforcement agencies in the apprehension of criminals.
  • To help develop a community against crime.

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The Essential Elements of Crime Stoppers

Citizens are responsible for forming a Crime Stoppers non-profit corporation, whose directors establish policy, determine amount and method of reward payments, work closely with the police and the media and generally oversee the program. The directors are also responsible for fundraising, and all volunteer service. Tax money is not sought.

Crime Stoppers methods, objectives, successes and phone numbers are publicized on a regular basis by the media. An unsolved “Crime of the Week” is given special treatment with details published in newspapers, on radio and in certain cases a re-enactment on television.

A special Crime Stoppers phone with a well publicized number is provided to the community. Callers are assigned a special Code number and NEVER give their names. Crime Stoppers will pass the tip along to local law enforcement.

If the information leads to an arrest, the caller is entitled to a reward. Help us identify people who are wanted or who you have seen commit a crime. Receive $500-$5,000 dollars for a tip that leads to a felony arrest.

Paid for by the Office of the Attorney General, Crime Stoppers Trust Fund