Friday, May 18, 2012

CMPD Announces Firearm by Felon Campaign

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department has launched a program
intended to target felons carrying firearms in our community. The
program will urge members of the community to call a dedicated phone
line and forward anonymous information with the identity and
whereabouts of a felon in the possession of a firearm. The anonymous
caller will be eligible for a $500.00 reward if an arrest is made as a
result of their anonymous tip. Additionally, anyone in the public who
forwards information leading to the arrest of a person illegally
carrying a firearm may be eligible for a cash reward.

During this campaign the community is asked to call our firearm tip
line at 704.336.6000 to speak with a dispatcher. They will need to
give the name and or detailed description of the suspect, and where
the person is at the time of the call. Callers will not be required
to leave their name, number, or address. Detective Marty Cuthbertson
with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Crime Stoppers will follow up on the
dispositions of these anonymous calls and will arrange a time and date
to pay out reward money to the caller when applicable. As always,
anyone requiring an emergency response from police is asked to
immediately call 911.