Crime Stoppers is a community, media and police co-operative program designed to involve the public in the fight against crime. Crime Stoppers provides citizens with a vehicle to anonymously supply the police with information about a crime or potential crime. A reward of up to $2000 is offered to anyone providing information, which leads to an arrest, or the recovery of stolen property or the seizure of illegal drugs. The success of Crime Stoppers is also dependant on the support provided by local media. Unsolved crimes are re-enacted and shown on television, publicized in print or aired on local radio stations.
How does Crime Stoppers work?
Crime Stoppers has more than one way to assist you in providing the information we need to help solve crimes in our community.
A: Via the traditional Phone line:
The Crime Stoppers tip line, 1-800-222-8477, is staffed by trained personnel (24/7) who receive process and pass on tip information to the appropriate agency to investigate. Callers are given a code number, which is used in all subsequent calls, and are never asked to identify themselves or provide any personal information. It is the caller’s responsibility to call back for updates and instructions on how to claim a reward.
B: Via the World Wide Web:
Persons wanting to provide information on crimes or criminals can now use the Internet, without giving up their anonymity. Logging onto the Calgary Crime Stoppers website (www.ttttips.com) allowing tipsters to simply click and fill in an electronic form with their information. Web Tips are completely anonymous through the use of MS SQL server technology.
C: Via SMS Text Messaging:
By sending a SMS Text message to Crime Stoppers provides a convenient and effective way to pass us your information. To text us your information anonymously simply text the keyword “ttttips” and your information to 274637. For more information, please visit www.smscrimetips.com
What happens to my tip:
When a tip file is successfully concluded, the Crime Stoppers Board determines an appropriate award amount based on a number of factors including the value of the information received, the number of persons arrested, the risk to the caller and the amount of drugs or stolen property recovered.
You will be asked to call back to Crime Stoppers for updates on your tip. Tips that lead to an arrest, the recovery of stolen property or the seizure of illegal drugs are eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.00. Directions on how to collect your reward will be provided by Crime Stoppers and will be paid in such a way as to protect your anonymity.
For more details about our programs please contact our executive director at :ph: 403-862-8477