Crimeline Honors State Attorney Archer

By  //  September 26, 2014


Pictured left to right: Stephanie Archer, Barb Bergin, and Phil Archer.

VIERA, FLORIDA — Crimeline, Central Florida’s crime fighting tip line, chose State Attorney Phil Archer as the recipient of  the agency’s highest recognition this week—The Dr. Robert Doering Founder’s Award.

The award was presented as the agency held its 2014 Awards and Recognition Meeting at the Rachel Murrah Civic Center in Winter Park. By providing a means for anonymous tips to be funneled to law enforcement, the agency provides another tool for protecting the Central Florida communities it serves. People who have information about a crime have a safe and confidential means of sharing their information with those who can act upon it.

The meeting recognized the community, media and corporate agencies who partner with Crimeline to solicit information and to spread the word about its crime fighting role as well as the volunteer of the year and outstanding law enforcement.  In the past year, nearly 11,000 tips were processed, resulting in 776 arrests with 1,033 cases cleared, according to Crimeline. Agency guidelines establish monetary awards for tips that mean certain criteria.

Additionally, Crimeline operators take tips for Speakout, a similar operation designed to give teens and school children a way to confidentially notify authorities about potentially dangerous situations on school campuses or involving school children.

Crimeline Executive Director Barb Bergin presented the Founder’s Award to State Attorney Archer in recognition of his long-term service to the agency.

 “As only one of hundreds of volunteers, it is very humbling to be recognized by an organization I am so very proud to be a part of,” Archer said.