Overview

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, website or texting; and if that tip leads to an arrest the individual will receive a reward for their efforts.  We don't need your name - we don't ask for ID.

Disclaimer:  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.

For a fuller explanation of these principles, help us to help you by reading and understanding the “Tipster Information” on the Canadian Crime Stoppers website.

 

Crime Stoppers operates in over 20 countries worldwide and since the very first program started in 1976, we have become the number one community based crime solving organization in the world.  Our local Crime Stoppers has been stopping, solving and preventing crime in the Central Okanagan for over 28 years!

 

Who Administers Crime Stoppers in the Central Okanagan?

Crime Stoppers is a world recognized program, locally operated by the Regional District of Central Okanagan in partnership with the Central Okanagan Crime Stoppers Society.  The Regional District of Central Okanagan provides two full time staff members that operate the program by accepting tips from the public and liaising with the police, the media and other community partners to help solve crimes.  The Crime Stoppers office is situated at the Kelowna RCMP Detachment.

Crime Stoppers Society volunteers assist with program promotion and fund raising to pay for rewards and special projects.

 

Why Use Crime Stoppers?

Through Crime Stoppers, citizens are able to safely and anonymously report knowledge of criminal activity by calling our 1-800-222-TIPS(8477) phone line, visiting our secure online webtip submission form

Tipsters providing information leading to an arrest or charges are eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000 - thanks to fundraising and donations submitted to the Crime Stoppers Society. 

 

Who Can Get Involved?

Volunteers also play an integral role in Crime Stoppers: in committees, helping with projects, attending events, helping sell items or tickets, working on special events and providing person power or expertise.

If you are interested in getting involved with Crime Stoppers, head to our Volunteer section to sign up.