Area law enforcement agencies have hosted gun buyback days where weapons can be donated in exchange for gift cards.
But Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw says his agency won't be hosting such an event.
"Most of the turned in guns are not connected to crimes," Bradshaw said. "Regular gun buyback programs are touchy feely. It just sounds good."
Instead, his agency is offering cash for anonymous tips that either lead to recovery of weapons used in a crime or to an arrest.
"We'll pay serious money," Bradshaw says of the program, "Bad Guys, Bad Guns," of which police chiefs in the county are partners, along with Crime Stoppers.
For more information go to the program's website to fill out online forms or call 800-458-8477.
Though it has hosted gun buyback days, the Broward Sheriff's Office also has its own anonymous tip program called "Gun Stoppers" that pays $100 if an illegal weapon is recovered and up to $1000 when a person posseses an illegal gun in a public place, which the agency defines as a store, mall, parking lot or other shopping center.
There is more information on the Broward Crime Stoppers website or call 954-493-8477.
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