Announced today, Peoria Crimestoppers will pay a cash award of $5,000 for information that leads to the arrest and charging of a suspect in homicides by gunfire.
The previous award was $1,000. Law enforcement sees this is a big boost.
"This is just a huge opportunity by raising this amount of money to allow us to do our job. And i think this is just going to be a tremendous asset," said Peoria County Sheriff Mike McCoy.
"We do need that help in getting some of these cases solved. We have a large number of cases that, violent cases, that need some assistance. And we`re hopeful that these new measures will increase that participation," said Peoria Police Chief Jerry Mitchell.
Crimestoppers scrubs and deletes all emails, phone calls and texts once a tip proves successful.
All awards are paid in cash, including this new $5,000. The number to call if you have a tip is 309-673-9000