The Lawrence Police Department is committed to reducing illegal weapons violations. GUNSTOPPERS is a proactive program designed to get illegal weapons off the streets. Firearms violations can be either possession of an illegal gun (sawed-off shotguns or fully-automatic firearms, etc.), or possession of legal guns which are being possessed illegally (carrying concealed or possessed on school property, etc.).
Citizens having knowledge of firearms violations are encouraged to immediately contact the Lawrence Police Department. If the information results in the seizure of an illegal gun or the seizure of a legal firearm possessed illegally, the tipster is eligible for an immediate $100 cash reward. Individuals having information regarding firearms violations may contact the Lawrence Police Department at (785) 832-7509 or Douglas County Crime Stoppers at (785) 843-TIPS (8477) or 911 if an incident is in progress.