Big Bend Crime Stoppers

If an arrest is made based on information provided, the tipster is eligible for a reward. The board of directors, made up of citizens, votes on the reward amount at the monthly board meeting. The tipster goes to the drive-thru of a designated bank and provides the teller the code number. The teller then sends out cash. WE NEVER KNOW THE IDENTITY OF THE TIPSTER.

Big Bend Crime Stoppers LogoCrime Stoppers is a nonprofit organization that promotes a partnership between the media, law enforcement and the community. Big Bend Crime Stoppers covers all six counties of the Big Bend: Franklin, Gadsden, Jefferson, Liberty, Leon, and Wakulla.

Anyone with information about a crime can contact Crime Stoppers in one of the following ways:

  • Hotline:  Call 574-TIPS (8477) or toll free at 1-888-876-TIPS (8477). These calls are not recorded and we do not use Caller ID. When information is given, the caller receives a code number to keep their identity anonymous.
  • TEXT a Tip:  Text "BBCS" plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES). 
    Example: BBCS Joe is selling drugs at the corner Tallahassee
    This service allows text messaging tipsters to remain anonymous by encrypting the text message and routing it through secure servers, protecting the personal details of the tipster.
  • Mobile App:   You can also download the TipSubmit Mobile App for your phone. To install this free app, search for "TipSoft" or "TipSubmit" on the Apple App Store or Android Market.
  • Online:   Click here to enter an anonymous tip on the Big Bend Crime Stoppers Confidential Web Tip Information System.

Big Bend Crime Stoppers Inc. is partnering with the Leon County Schools to help students in reporting crimes. Read the Letter of Support.

Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.

Social Media Posting Policy:

Thank you for following the Leon County Sheriff’s Office on social media! We welcome you to share your thoughts and feedback with us, and we ask that you please be responsible and courteous in your comments and replies. We reserve the right to hide/remove any comments or ban any users who violate our policy. Comments that contain obscene, indecent, or profane language; contain threats or defamatory statements; are bullying, intimidating, or harassing any user; contain personal attacks; contain hate speech; promote or endorse services or products; suggest or encourage illegal activity; are multiple, repetitive off-topic posts by a single user (spam); are not topically related to the particular posting; violate a legal ownership interest of any other party; or imbed links to other Internet sites may be hidden/removed. Users who violate this policy may be banned.

Our rules of decorum are in place to encourage civil discourse and to prevent a poster from disrupting dialog in a way that prevents or impedes the accomplishment of the purpose of our social media sites. Our purpose is to convey important public safety information, increase our ability to quickly, effectively, and efficiently reach Leon County and Big Bend area residents to help us find criminal suspects, find missing and/or endangered persons, communicate public safety alerts, and further our mission of preventing, reducing, suppressing, displacing, solving, and fighting crime in Leon County.