The Kansas Livestock Association (KLA) offers a reward to individuals who provide information that leads to the arrest and conviction of persons perpetrating the following crimes against KLA members:
1) Stealing, killing or seriously injuring livestock
2) Stealing livestock equipment, tack, pharmaceuticals or hay
3) Arson of agricultural property
The maximum award is $5,000. The reward amount is up to the discretion of the association's board of directors. Payment of the reward will be considered and paid in instances where the victim is a KLA member in good standing, or when the animals or property belong to a full-time employee of a KLA member and the crime takes place on the premises of a KLA member.
Each request will be reviewed by the respective segment executive committee (i.e. feeders, stockgrowers, dairy) and a recommendation presented to the board of directors at their next meeting.
A recipient should agree to cooperate in the publicity of the award payment by agreeing to have their photograph published in Kansas agriculture trade publications and/or participate in other media events.
Before the KLA Board will consider a reward payment, a third party must submit a written statement to the board stating why the applicant is deserving of such award. This letter should include specifics about the crime, such as the number of cattle (livestock) involved, a listing of equipment, tack or pharmaceuticals involved in the case, the name(s) of the perpetrator(s), name(s) of the victim(s), the approximate date of the crime, date the perpetrator(s) was arrested and convicted, the sentencing provisions handed down by the court, and how the informant was instrumental in solving the case.
A written confirmation by a law enforcement officer or prosecutor also is encouraged to be submitted for board review. It's not the responsibility of the KLA officers, directors, or staff to initiate the letters of recommendation for the reward payment request. This information will be provided to anyone who inquires about KLA's Reward Program.
KLA will provide one 12” X 18” poly plastic reward sign to each member at no cost. Additional signs are available for $10.00 each.