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: http://www.haltoncrimestoppers.com 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: https://www.tipsubmit.com/WebTips.aspx?AgencyID=201.
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.
From its inception in December 1988, to the end of 2015, Crime Stoppers of Halton has received close to 16,000 tips. This year alone they have received over 1,100 tips; this is the first time Halton Crime Stoppers has had over 1,000 tips in a single year. The agency has also provided information to police that has resulted in the arrest of more than 1,119 criminals and the clearance of 2,100 criminal cases. These cases have, in turn, led to the recovery of more than $2.6-million in stolen property, in addition to the seizure of in excess of $20-million in narcotics.
2016 will mark the 40th anniversary of the creation of Crime Stoppers (Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA).
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.
Cases Cleared Due To Tips: 27
Weapons Recovered: 3
Rewards Approved: 27
Dollars Approved: $5,565
Property Recovered: $83,936
Narcotics Seized: $21,527
Detective Constable Paul Proteau
905-825-4747 ext. 5118
For more information about Crime Stoppers of Halton, visit http://www.haltoncrimestoppers.com.