Crime Stoppers began in Albuquerque, New Mexico in September of 1976. Members of the local community, in partnership with the media and law enforcement, began an effort to provide crime-solving assistance to law enforcement. A cash reward was offered to anonymous persons who telephone the Crime Stoppers hot line with information which led to an arrest for any serious crime or drug related offense. Since 1987, Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers has helped recover over eight million dollars in stolen property and illegal drugs.
Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers is managed by a volunteer board of directors. They establish policy, raise funds, promote the program, oversee the payment of awards and are responsible for effective and efficient administration of the program. The board of directors is comprised of people from all over Saskatchewan who are chosen for their abilities in their field and their commitment to the principles of Crime Stoppers.
The RCMP in "F" Division work in partnership with Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers. "F" Division provides a coordinator to oversee the day to day running of the program, the collection of tips, and promotion of the program throughout the province.
When you call Crime Stoppers you never have to give your name and you will not be asked testify in court. Our Crime Stoppers tips line is never recorded and tracing devices are never used. We do not subscribe to the telephone feature of "call display". All calls placed to our toll free tips line are processed by specially trained personnel who pass along information about a crime to investigating officers.
Callers remain anonymous because they are issued a confidential code number when they call the Crime Stoppers line. This number helps us track the tip information and if the callers information helps solve a crime the confidential code number is used in making award payments through a bank or credit union of the callers choosing.
Cash payments of up to $2,000 may be awarded by Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers for information leading to an arrest for any serious crime or drug related offense.
Through Crime Stoppers you have the opportunity of utilizing an anonymous method to become more involved and to take responsibility in your community. In doing so, you can make an important contribution towards solving and deterring crime resulting in a safer community in which to live.
If you have information about a crime in your area call Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).