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. 100% anonymous.
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!
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.
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 or submit a text tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.
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.
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.