There is now a way for concerned citizens to remain anonymous while they help put an end to the arsonist's selfish game. Operation Forest Arson provides a reliable method for citizens to call, report an arson violation, and collect a reward without anyone knowing who reported the crime.
Rewards range from $200 to $1,000 for the arrest and conviction of an arsonist. A minimum reward of $100 will be paid for information helpful in apprehending or identifying a violator. A maximum of $1,000 can be paid for information about major violations and known repeat offenders. The Forestry Committee of the Conservation Federation of Missouri initiated Operation Forest Arson. It is a cooperative effort with the Department of Conservation, U.S. Forest Service and Conservation Federation of Missouri to stop the senseless burning of our forest resources. Private donations fund Operation Forest Arson.
Putting hard-core arsonists out of business is the intent of Operation Forest Arson. The offenders will wonder who might be watching, and who might turn them in to the authorities. Operation Forest Arson can help expose and apprehend arsonists by providing a statewide toll-free hotline, reward incentives, and instructions on recognizing and reporting arsonists. Operation Forest Arson allows the informant to remain anonymous. The Conservation Federation Forestry Committee, who pays the reward, will not even know who the informant is. Thus, there is no chance that an arsonist might retaliate.
If you see or learn of someone deliberately setting a fire, simply telephone the number listed below or contact the Conservation Agent in your county and give him or her the necessary information. You will be given a code number and agree upon arrangements to receive a non-traceable bank draft after an arrest and conviction. If you are unable to reach your local agent or a regional office, please dial toll-free 1-800-392-1111.