Hernando County Crime Stoppers is available (1-866-990-TIPS) 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This Crime Stopper phone is a stand-alone instrument which does not provide caller ID, and conversations are not recorded. The Crime Stoppers person receiving the information completes the tips information form, makes initial inquiries and then passes the information to the investigating officer. Calls are accepted regarding any felony criminal activity, wanted subjects, and publicized request for information, such as the Sheriff's Office "Community Alert Bulletins" or such other crime(s) the caller has knowledge of.
By guaranteeing a caller`s anonymity Crime Stoppers allows the caller to give information in a positive atmosphere without the prospect of retribution. By offering cash rewards for information leading to indictment or arrests, the program encourages otherwise reluctant callers to provide information.