What Is Crimestoppers
Crime Stoppers 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.
For the past 30 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 taxed, community leaders, the business community and citizens can assist Crime Stoppers in making a financial difference! Donations of financial sponsorship 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.