Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How does it work?

  • Caller calls into the tip line and is answered by a trained personnel who will receive the information, process it and pass it to the appropriate agency
  • The caller is given a unique identification number which is used throughout the tip process
  • Crime Stoppers will relay the information to the appropriate police agency
  • The caller can call back using their identification number to provide additional information and to see if they are eligible for a reward
  • If the local board approves a reward, a discreet method is used to give out the cash reward

What kind of crimes can I call Crime Stoppers for?

The short answer is any crime!

  • Homicides
  • Human smuggling
  • Traffic complaints
  • Impaired drivers
  • Assaults
  • Thefts
  • Arsons
  • Grow ops
  • Missing Persons
  • Illegal gambling
  • Weapons
  • Drug and Alcohol
  • Break & Enter
  • Terrorist Activity
  • Mass Attacks (Halifax Feb 2015)

If there is imminent danger or a crime/emergency is occurring right now make sure to call 911 or other emergency number


How did Crime Stoppers Start?

  • Brainchild of Canadian born New Mexico police detective Greg MacAleese in 1976
  • Need to create an anonymous means for the public to communicate information to authorities
  • Ontario has 39 chapters
  • World wide 1000’s of programs in 32 countries
  • Crime Stoppers is the only crime prevention program with the backing of the Supreme Court of Canada

Does Crime Stoppers operate 24 hours a day?

Yes we do, your call will always be answered by using 1-800-222-TIPS, you can also submit a tip online.

If there is imminent danger or a crime/emergency is occurring right now make sure to call 911 or other emergency number