How It Works

How does Crime Stoppers work?

The Crime Stoppers program is a non-profit organization, run by a civilian board, which provides a confidential means for individuals to report information anonymously regarding a crime or wanted fugitive.

The anonymous information is released to law enforcement so there is no fear of retaliation. We provide further incentive by offering cash rewards of up to $2000 for information leading to an arrest, recovery of stolen property or seizure of illegal drugs.

The program is supported by the Supreme Court of Canada and protects and guarantees the anonymity of a caller.

What happens when someone submits a tip?


The Crime Stoppers Tip Line, 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), is staffed by trained personnel who receive, process, and pass on tip information to the appropriate law enforcement agency to investigate. 


Online tips are forwarded through a secure Internet network by logging onto Tip givers are asked to answer questions as thoroughly as possible on an electronic form, which is then submitted to Tipsoft, who distributes the information to the police on behalf of Crime Stoppers.

Both methods are completely confidential and tip givers information is protected.

Learn more about how Crime Stoppers protects your anonymity here.