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Michael D. Crews, Secretary


Press Release
June 13, 2012
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Florida Department of Corrections Teams Up with Crime Stoppers!

Lake Mary, Fla.--The Florida Department of Corrections, in conjunction with the Florida Association of Crime Stoppers, the State Attorney General and Florida Department of Law Enforcement, is making it easier for inmates, probationers and DC employees to anonymously provide important information to law enforcement to help solve crimes. 

As the state’s leading advocate for anonymous crime reporting programs, FACS has developed methods to facilitate crime reporting while maintaining caller anonymity. 

“There are hundreds of unsolved cases in Florida.  With this partnership with Crime Stoppers, the State Attorney General’s office and FDLE, we are hoping to close as many of those cases as possible,” said DC Secretary Ken Tucker.  “There are victims in many of these unsolved crimes who are still waiting for justice.  We want to help them by solving these cases.”

The Department of Corrections intends to take advantage of Crime Stopper expertise by providing:

  • An anonymous tip-line for the Department’s inmate population to report information.
  • Training on the program for inmates when they first enter the prison system.
  • Informational posters on bulletin boards in inmate housing units and in community corrections offices.
  • The images and names of Florida’s five most wanted fugitives and five most wanted absconders, (people on probation who have run away) will also be advertised on billboards and other media.
  • A single web address will give more details about this important initiative to get information to investigators, while protecting the identity of those who provide that information. That address is: www.floridawanted.org

To learn more about the work of the Florida Association of Crime Stoppers visit their homepage at www.floridacrimestoppers.com/pages/home

As Florida's largest state agency, the Department of Corrections employs more than 25,000 members statewide, oversees more than 100,000 inmates and supervises nearly 150,000 offenders in the community. Partnering for Fewer Crimes, Less Victims, Safer Communities. Visit our Web site at http://www.dc.state.fl.us. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.