Call our direct line at 1 800 222 TIPS (8477). You will be assigned a special code number (PIN) which you will identify yourself with in all future dealings with Crime Stoppers. Your call will not be traced nor recorded. CRIME STOPPERS DOES NOT SUBSCRIBE TO CALL DISPLAY. You cannot be called to testify in court as no one will know who you are – not even Crime Stoppers.
WHO WE ARE
Crime Stoppers of Niagara Inc. is a non-profit, community based charitable program involving the co-operative efforts of the community, the media and the police in the fight against crime. Crime Stoppers encourages the public to call with information concerning crimes that have been committed, are being committed or are about to be committed. Crime Stoppers has become an invaluable investigative tool to Ontario Police Services.
Since 1985, a group of dedicated concerned civilians have comprised the volunteer Board of Directors for the Crime Stoppers of Niagara Inc. program and are the foundation of the program. Members raise, control and administer funds, organize reward payments to tipsters and promote the program in general.
Crime affects everyone, whether through increased insurance rates, the loss of property or the unsettling feeling of living in an unsafe area. As our local law enforcement organizations’ resources become more taxed, community leaders, the business community and citizens can assist Crime Stoppers in making a financial difference. Donations of financial sponsorships are 100% tax deductible.
Our program works because it combats apathy by offering cash rewards and combats fear of reprisal by offering callers anonymity. We encourage public involvement through the ongoing combined efforts of the public, media and police.
What is Crime Stoppers?
Crime Stoppers of Niagara is a citizen, media and police cooperative program designed to involve the community in the fight against crime. The program provides citizens with a means to supply police with information anonymously. Cash rewards are offered to persons who call the program with information which leads to an arrest. Through this unique partnership of police, media, community and you, we can all help to maintain and improve the quality of life within the Niagara Region. There are currently nearly 1200 Crime Stoppers programs throughout the world.
Purpose of Crime Stoppers
The purpose of Crime Stoppers is to overcome fear of reprisal and encourage the public to anonymously become involved is assisting law enforcement agencies in the apprehension and conviction of criminals. We urge citizens to call the toll-free TIPS line (1-800-222-TIPS (8477), which is manned 24/7 by both local coordinators and a specialized answering service. If the information leads to an arrest, the seizure of narcotics or the recovery of stolen property, the tipster may be eligible for a cash reward up to $2000.00.