Tip line rewards New Yorkers for turning in illegal guns.Submitted by tama on Wed, 03/20/2013 - 23:47
ALBANY, N.Y. - New Yorkers could get paid for reporting illegal gun owners.
NEWS10 has learned that a letter from the Division of Criminal Justice Services has been circulated to the Association of Police Chiefs that explains there is a hotline encouraging New Yorkers to report people who own illegal guns.
The hotline will be open 24 hours a day and connects to State Police, who pay for the service.
Tipsters can stay anonymous but if the tip is founded, the caller could receive a $500 reward.