Erath County Crime Stoppers was recently recognized for 30 years of service by Gov. Greg Abbott.

ECCS, a non-profit organization founded in 1986, is dedicated to solving crimes, recovering stolen property, removing drugs and capturing fugitives in the county.

The organization operates a 24/7 tip-line, 254-965-CASH (2274), and will pay up to $1,000 cash for tips leading to an arrest, conviction or recovery of stolen property. Those who call in to the tip-line will always remain anonymous.

“Earlier this month, ECCS wrapped up our 2nd annual 50 Guns in 50 Days event which net $20,982.33 after expenses,” Julie Crouch, ECCS board member, wrote in a release. “This year ECCS will use the money raised to purchase needed items for the Stephenville Police Department, Tarleton State University Police Department, Erath County Sheriff’s Office and the Dublin Police Department.”

ECCS received a proclamation and a letter from Gov. Abbott’s office congratulating the organization on its success.

“I am delighted to congratulate your organization for 30 years of success and to express my sincerest gratitude for the hard work and dedication of the many volunteers, which have contributed to your organization,” the letter reads.

In partnership with law enforcement and the media, ECCS tip-line has lead to 610 felony arrests, more than $1.6 million in seized narcotics and $728,000 in recovered stolen property.