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Crime Stoppers

Heartland Crime Stoppers

Working together to solve crime

Heartland Crime Stoppers provides anonymous cash rewards for information regarding crimes occurring in Polk, Highlands, and Hardee Counties.  Working hand and hand with local law enforcement agencies, the organization strives to solve with your assistance.

If you have information regarding a crime and wish to remain anonymous, contact Heartland Crime Stoppers in one of four ways:

  • CALL 1-888-400 TIPS (8477)
  • DIAL **TIPS from your cell phone
  • VISIT the website and click on "Submit A Tip,"
  • DOWNLOAD the free "P3tips" app on your smartphone or tablet.

You will always remain anonymous and you may be eligible for a cash reward if your information leads to an arrest.  

Your information will be forwarded to law enforcement for follow up. If an arrest is made based on your tip, you are eligible for a cash reward of up to $3,000. If the crime is homicide or vehicular homicide related, the reward is automatically $5,000.

To follow up on a tip, click on the "Web Tip Follow-up" tab, enter your tip number and password.

Click here to learn more about the Heartland Crime Stoppers Program.

Below are the Polk County Sheriff's Office crimes submitted to Heartland Crime Stoppers for solving.

Gun Crimes Bounty Program

Firearm + Felon = $500.00

Heartland Crime Stoppers and the Polk County Sheriff's Office have teamed up to get illegally owned and altered firearms off the street. Through the Gun Crimes Bounty Program, tipsters can contact Heartland Crime Stoppers if they have information about:

  • A convicted felon in possession of a firearm
  • Anyone in possession of a stolen firearm
  • Anyone in possession of a firearm that's been illegally altered

If an arrest is made and the firearm is seized by law enforcement based on your tip, you are eligible for a $500.00 cash reward.


Firearm plus Felon equals Five Hundred

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