Is Crime Stoppers part of the police?
We are NOT the police. Crime Stoppers of Halton is an independent, non profit registered charity that helps solve crimes to keep our region safe by taking tips from anonymous sources. Our program is one of more than 1700 Crime Stoppers programs around the world.
Should I call 9-1-1 or Crime Stoppers?
In the event of an emergency or if you witness a crime in action, always call 9-1-1. Contact Crime Stoppers to anonymously report suspicious or covert activity, or to provide a tip or information about an unsolved case or fugitive criminal(s).
What is a Tip?
A tip is any information that you are aware of that might help law enforcement to either prevent or solve a crime. No tip is too small. The information you have, may be the missing piece of the puzzle. Countless criminals are brought to justice every year as a direct result of an anonymous tip from someone just like you. A tip can be about anything; drugs, theft, child abuse, human trafficking, terrorism, escaped criminals, and more. As a Citizen of Halton you are encouraged to keep a watchful eye on your community, and report suspicious activity. Your call is anonymous and the appropriate officials will investigate all tips. The information you provide may help save lives.
How do I follow-up on the status of a case?
After submitting your tip, you will be provided with a unique ID number. Keep a record of this number. You will use this number to check the status of your tip, anonymously. You may call every 90 days for an update. When you call, you will be asked for your ID number. Once you provide the ID number you will receive an update. Your follow-up call remains anonymous. If your tip results in an arrest, you are entitled to a cash reward.
How do I collect a reward?
If your tip results in an arrest, you are entitled to a cash reward and will be issued an ID number and instructions for anonymously collecting your cash reward. Reward monies are collected anonymously at a location by presenting only the ID number. No form of identification is ever required so your identity is never compromised.
Is my 1-800-222-TIPS call anonymous?
Crime Stoppers does not use any form of caller identification, tracing or tracking. We do not collect any personal information from our citizens, so you remain completely anonymous. After submitting a tip, you will be provided a unique ID number to use when checking the status of your tip or picking up your reward.
Is my Online Tip anonymous?
Tips submitted through this website are encrypted, entirely confidential, completely anonymous and are immediately and securely transferred directly to Crime Stoppers using special Tip Management Software to ensure a secure and private transfer of your tip. We do not collect any of your personal information, so your identity is protected. After submitting a tip, you will be provided a unique ID number to use when checking the status of your tip or picking up your reward.
Is my Text Tip anonymous?
Text messages are routed through an encrypted service, so your identity is fully protected. Remember to provide as many details as possible. It is okay to send multiple messages. After submitting your tip, you will be provided with a unique ID number to use when checking the status of your tip or picking up your reward.