LEON COUNTY, Fla. — The Leon County Sheriff's Office is launching a new ALLinLEON initiative called Cease Fire.
LCSO recently launched their ALLinLEON campaign, a comprehensive plan to fight crime in the county. The four pronged approach includes numerous law enforcement initiatives but also relies heavily on community involvement.
LCSO says a critical component of ALLinLEON is getting guns out of the hands of violent offenders.
Cease Fire is LCSO’s new initiative, in collaboration with Big Bend Crime Stoppers, to offer monetary incentives for individuals who provide tips that lead to the seizure of guns used unlawfully and the arrest of those individuals in possession of guns.
Tipsters can remain anonymous and receive a $1,000 reward. LCSO stated this is a program that has worked successfully in communities across the country, including numerous Florida counties.
On Aug. 14, LCSO, along with Big Bend Crime Stoppers and local business partners will officially launch the program in Leon County.
LCSO asked the help of local businesses to fund the Cease Fire initiative and, so far, has raised more than $20,000. The fundraising component of the campaign will be ongoing and they encourage more local businesses to get involved.
“This latest element of ALLinLEON is a great example of our community working together to make Tallahassee/Leon County a safer place," said Sheriff Walt McNeil. "Our deputies can’t do the great job they do without the help of our community.”