Crime Stoppers 
Thief breaking into a vehicle 

Crime Stoppers is a non-profit, non-police organization that encourages members of the public to anonymously communicate information regarding criminal activity in exchange for cash.

It is available at: or Toll Free: 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

Tips can also be submitted via text to 274637 (CRIMES), starting your message with TIP201 or online at:

The Crime Stoppers Tip Line is available 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week. Tips can also be submitted online through the Crime Stoppers website.

When a member of the public calls Crime Stoppers, they are assigned a special code number which is used for future contact with Crime Stoppers personnel. Calls are never traced nor recorded, and Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to Call Display. Informants are only known by their code numbers.

Crime Stoppers shares all information it receives with the appropriate police service(s) to assist with their investigation(s). If the information provided leads to a charge or an arrest, the source may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.

Crime Stoppers' Success:

From its inception in December 1988, to the end of 2012, Crime Stoppers of Halton has received close to 13,000 tips. The agency has provided information to police that has resulted in the arrest of more than 950 criminals and the clearance of 1,995 criminal cases. These cases have, in turn, led to the recovery of more than $2.3-million in stolen property, in addition to the seizure of in excess of $17-million in narcotics.

2013 will mark the 25th anniversary of Crime Stoppers of Halton.

Crime Stoppers Board:

A community-minded group comprised of people from all walks of life makes up the Crime Stoppers Board of Directors.

The success of Crime Stoppers remains vitally dependent on its unique partnership with the public, news media and the police.

Police Coordinator:

Detective Constable Paul Proteau
905-825-4747 ext. 5118

For more information about Crime Stoppers of Halton, visit

2013 at a Glance:

Tips: 922

Arrests: 64

Cases Cleared Due To Tips: 45

Weapons Recovered: 21

Rewards Approved: 45

Dollars Approved: $7,800

Property Recovered: $89,650

Narcotics Seized: $154,600

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