Help Support the Crime Stoppers Program
Although the support from public donations is still heavily relied upon, FACS (Florida Association of Crime Stoppers) and it's affiliated members initiated a grass roots campaign advocating for the creation of a state trust fund.The Florida Crime Stoppers Act was passed by the Florida Legislature in 1998, establishing the Crime Stoppers Trust Fund (F.S. 16.555).
The trust is funded by imposing, as a court cost, an additional $20 fine for all criminal offenses assessed by local Judges and collected by the local county clerks of the court on behalf of Crime Stoppers. Not one penny of "tax dollars" contribute to the fund, nor were any used to seed the fund initially. It is 100% funded by criminals, to assist in the arrest of other criminals, to be collected by the clerks for all county and circuit courts within the state.
Each year, eligible programs must complete and submit a performance based grant proposal outlining its annual operational plan, along with a budget based upon the certified funds previously authorized by the Florida Office of the Attorney General.
Hosting successful fundraisers is the key in funding our advertising, promotional items, board training and our 24/7 call center. We continue to strive to:
- Keep the public aware of our program
- Keep the media support on HIGH
- Implement new programs in conjunction with the Hernando County Sheriff's Office.
Become a SPONSOR!
You can show your support for our local Crime Stoppers Program by making a tax-deduction donation.