Crimes Stoppers started in the Sudbury and Manitoulin area in 1987. Crime Stoppers is a charitable organization run by a volunteer board of Directors comprised of a cross section of members. Crime Stoppers is a citizen, media, and police co-operative program designed to involve the public in the fight against crime.
Crime Stoppers provides citizens with a method to anonymously supply the police with information about a crime or potential crime of which they have knowledge. Crime Stoppers’ day-to-day operations are handled by two police officers. The tip line is staffed by trained personnel who receive, process, and pass on tip information to the appropriate police agency. Callers to Crime Stoppers are given a code number which is used in all subsequent calls by that person, and callers do not have to identify themselves. Your call is anonymous and Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to ‘call display’.
Crime Stoppers and the UCCM Anishnaabe Police
The UCCM Anishnaabe Police Service encourages citizens to become partners in preventing and solving crime within our First Nations. Because our communities are unlike large cities, and the people within a community generally know one another, reporting an incident to police is often difficult. This may be because it involves your friends or maybe even your own family. This is one factor that contributes to the reasons why many crimes are unreported. Unfortunately, unreported crime results in repeated offences.
As a result of receiving Crime Stopper tips in the past, the UCCM Anishnaabe Police have been successful in resolving incidents and apprehending suspects. We hope that everyone will continue to take the time to become involved in our communities, and to report crimes that they know are happening. Any tip, whether large or small, is always valuable – it may prove to be the missing link in an unsolved crime!