In 2006 the JSO rolled out the Gun Bounty program, and through the generosity of the business community, was able to embark on an aggressive public awareness campaign. The program promotes the message "See It, Say It, Stop It" and is focused on getting illegal guns off the street and arresting the people who carry and use them. All this is done anonymously, through tips to our partner, First Coast Crime Stoppers.
On Thursday, May 23, 2013, JSO and these community partners announced that the Gun Bounty marketing campaign will return throughout Duval County. In addition, there will be four Gun Buyback events.
Gun Buyback Results*
Tips Received: 2,957
Arrests Made: 344
Weapons Recovered: 391
Rewards Approved: $236,000 (236 Gun Bounty Cases)
May 24, 2013 (Relaunch of Campaign) - July 1, 2016
Tips Received: 132
Arrests Made: 34
Weapons Recovered: 54
Rewards Approved: $31,000 (31 Gun Bounty Cases)
All Gun Bounty tips are 100% anonymous and should be reported to First Coast Crime Stoppers (not affiliated with the JSO). You can report a tip by calling 1-866-845-TIPS (8477) or by visiting http://fccrimestoppers.com/
The television/radio spots and public service announcements as identified below are copyrighted and can be used by permission only. Please contact the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Public Information Office at (904) 630-2133 for more information.
TV and Radio Spots
Brochures and Pamphlets
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