We are a partnership of law enforcement, the media and the public which provides our local community with an anonymous avenue to report crime.
ABOUT CRIME STOPPERS
Crime Stoppers is a registered 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 report 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 Law Enforcement Agencies.
For the past 20 years, a group of dedicated, concerned civilians have comprised the volunteer Board of Directors for the London-Elgin-Middlesex Crime Stoppers 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 Stoppers does not receive any funding from any municipal organization or government bodies. Crime affects everyone, whether through increased insurance rates, the loss of property of the unsettling feeling of living in an unsafe area. As our local law enforcement organizations’ resources become more strained, business and community leaders and citizens can assist Crime Stoppers in making a financial difference! Donations made to our program are 100% tax deductible.
Our program works because it combats apathy by awarding 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.
To Build Lasting Partnerships
- Law Enforcement – Although we are not the police, we partner with local law enforcement agencies to fight crime.
- London Police Service (LPS)
- Ontario Provincial Police (OPP)
- Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)
- Strathroy Caradoc Police Service (SCPS)
- Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF)
- As well as other government agencies
Purpose of Crime Stoppers
The purpose of Crime Stoppers is to overcome fear of reprisal and encourage the public to anonymously become involved in 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), which is managed by the dedication National Anonymous Call Centre, staffed 24/7. Tips may also be submitted online with the same anonymity protections. 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.
How the Tipster Payout System Works
Our tipster payout system meets the criteria established by the Ontario Association of Crime Stoppers and Crime Stoppers International. A civilian coordinator takes the tipster‘s anonymous call or web tip and documents the details of the call, giving the caller only a confidential code number. Callers are instructed to call the Crime Stoppers office back with their code number the day after the monthly Board meeting when the reward amount is determined. The caller is then instructed as to how, when and where to pick up their cash reward: always at a confidential drop point that may be changed regularly.
If you are interested in joining our great volunteer team, please visit our Membership Information section on our About Us page (click here) and submit an application.