The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department has launched a program intended to target felons carrying firearms in our community. The program will urge members of the community to call a dedicated phone line and forward anonymous information with the identity and whereabouts of a felon in the possession of a firearm. The anonymous caller will be eligible for a $500.00 reward if an arrest is made as a result of their anonymous tip. Additionally, anyone in the public who forwards information leading to the arrest of a person illegally carrying a firearm may be eligible for a cash reward. During this campaign the community is asked to call our firearm tip line at 704.336.6000 to speak with a dispatcher. They will need to give the name and or detailed description of the suspect, and where the person is at the time of the call. Callers will not be required to leave their name, number, or address. Detective Marty Cuthbertson with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Crime Stoppers will follow up on the dispositions of these anonymous calls and will arrange a time and date to pay out reward money to the caller when applicable. As always, anyone requiring an emergency response from police is asked to immediately call 911.