Operation Livestock Thief pays big rewards to citizens who report livestock rustlers.
Through Operation Livestock Thief, citizens may anonymously call a toll-free phone number (1-800-332-4155) to report incidents involving bovine or equine theft or destruction.
The State Brand Commissioner and respective law enforcement agencies investigate the allegations. If the reported information leads to a conviction, informants can receive a monetary reward of up to $2,500 per incident. Informants unconcerned about anonymity may call their local brand inspector or the state brand commissioner’s office directly and still qualify for a reward.
For general information on the program contact the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association at (303) 431-6422 or contact the Colorado Board of Stock Inspection Commissioners at (303) 294-0895.