JANUARY IS CRIME STOPPERS MONTH AROUND THE WORLD! THIS YEAR IN CANADA PROGRAMS ARE IMPLEMENTING THE SLOGAN – SAY IT HERE! (DITES – LE ICI)
Remember Crime Stoppers is not a 9-1-1 alternative, any offences occurring in the moment should be called into the Police immediately.
Crime Stoppers gratefully acknowledges the Prime Ministers Letter of Support for Crime Stoppers month.
Crime Stoppers is a program that empowers regular people to fight back against crime. Anyone can submit an anonymous tip by using our Tips Line or Web Tips, or the P3 Tips application for either an Android or iPhone. If that tip leads to an arrest or charge, the Tipster, who submitted the information is eligible for a reward as approved by the local Crime Stoppers Board.
Tips to Crime Stoppers may not give police the evidence they require to arrest an individual but puts them on the right track to solve the crime.
ANONYMITY – … ” not just for the integrity of the program but for the safety of those who decide to use the program. But the promise of anonymity is not an impenetrable cloak of immunity for those who seek to abuse it.” (excerpt from CCSA News Release, dated Nov 8, 2017, regarding Supreme Court of Canada Decision: Durham Regional Crime Stoppers Inc. and X.Y. v. Her Majesty the Queen, 2017 SCC 45
PLEASE SEE THE FULL STATEMENT ON THE CCSA WEBSITE:
QUICK POINTS TO NOTE REGARDING ANONYMITY
By providing information that Crime Stoppers will share with law enforcement agencies, you are providing an important and valuable public service. We understand that disclosure of your identity might put you at risk. We do everything we can to protect your anonymity. However, that anonymity may be open to challenge in the following situations:
● A call to Crime Stoppers made with the intention of “furthering criminal activity or interfering with the administration of justice”. A party who is guilty of a crime cannot use Crime Stoppers to try to divert the blame onto someone else. Crime Stoppers cannot be used to try to “frame” an innocent person.
● There is evidence that disclosure of some or all of a tip is necessary to establish someone’s innocence.
● A tipster having received the benefit of full legal advice may, for his or her own reasons, elect to waive the privilege.
Today there are some 1,200 Crime Stoppers programs in communities around the world that take tips to assist investigators to solve crimes including homicides, sexual assaults, drug trafficking operations and robberies, just to name a few. Programs have also received information that has prevented school shooting and criminal acts by terrorist organizations.
Northeast BC Crime Stoppers is one of 23 programs in the province of British Columbia. We service all of the communities in the northeast corner of BC. We thank you for your continued support in making your community a safer place to live, work, and play in!