SPD & SPF Partner on Stamford Crime & Gunstoppers Program:
In September 2016, the Foundation collaborated with the Stamford Police Department to launch a Crime & Gunstoppers program. The program's aim is to reduce gun violence and violent crime through the use of credible, compensated tips from concerned citizens. The Foundation's role acts as a neutral administrative third-party to protect the anonymity of the participants.
To date the program has netted hundreds of tips which has led to the arrests of 100+ perpetrators who have been charged with various weapon and felony infractions.
Here is a recent example of the Gunstoppers Program in Action: https://www.stamfordadvocate.com/local/article/Tip-leads-to-illegal-gun-arrest-in-Stamford-14107971.php
In addition, the SPF has purchased non-lethal rubber bullets and guns for the Police to aid in deescalating dangerous encounters with suspects.