NewsLocal News


Leon County law enforcement stress importance of tipsters on national See Something Say Something Day

Posted at 11:08 PM, Sep 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-25 23:08:47-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — It's national See Something Say Something Day, a day set aside to highlight the importance of the role you play in fighting crime in our communities.

ABC 27 talked to representatives from both the Leon County Sheriff's Office and the Tallahassee Police department to learn how much of a difference tipsters here make.

They say even though law enforcement officials work around the clock officers can't be everywhere and your eyes and ears help.

"Sometimes it's great to be able to rely and fall on our citizens for great information," said Shade McMillian, the spokesperson for Leon County Sheriff's Office. "Whether that be someone seeing somebody walking around the neighborhood handle-checking vehicle doors or someone snooping around someone's residence."

"We have tips coming in constantly through Crime Stoppers," said Alicia Turner, the spokesperson for the Tallahassee Police Department. "I mean, just two weeks ago, we had a crime that was solved with someone calling into Crime Stoppers to report something."

Turner reminds anyone with any fear or hesitation that reports to Crime Stoppers can be made anonymously and often help bring closure to victimized families.

Tips to the organization have helped solve more than 16,000 crimes spanning more than 30 years.

Crime Stoppers can be reached by calling (850) 574-8477.