About Crime Stoppers in New Brunswick
N.B. Crime Stoppers – crime prevention in your neighbourhood
New Brunswick (N.B.) Crime Stoppers is a charitable organization and community service program, focused on solving crimes and crime prevention in your neighbourhood. N.B. Crime Stoppers is managed by a civilian board of directors who establish policy, raise funds to operate the program, and authorize award payments to Tipsters.
Crime Stoppers is an effective world-wide crime-solving organization with the primary objective of combining the resources of the media, law enforcement and the general public to solve crime. A steadfast principal of Crime Stoppers is the ability to collect information or “tips” on crime and criminals from citizens. To get these people involved, and to overcome apathy and indifference, cash awards are offered for anonymous tips. To overcome people’s fear of retaliation, or fear of involvement, we guarantee total anonymity. Media is used to notify the public of a crime and solicit their cooperation in reporting information on the crime. Law enforcement takes the information received from tipsters and investigates; hopefully with a successful conclusion.
The distinctive feature of Crime Stoppers is that it is a community program, administered and overseen by our citizens. Crime Stoppers is not a police or government program. Simply put, Crime Stoppers is an extension of the community responding to crime. Our mission is to develop Crime Stoppers as an effective crime solving organization throughout New Brunswick, with the primary objective being: helping to stop, solve, and prevent crime -together.
The mission of Crime Stoppers is, “to create a safer, more secure New Brunswick.”
Crime Stoppers, through its relationships with Law Enforcement, the Public, and the Media, provides an indispensable service. Without Crime Stoppers and the guarantee of anonymity it provides to those who call in or submit tips, many criminal cases would go unsolved.
To ensure its success, Crime Stoppers depends on donations from individuals and corporations. Thanks to the tremendous support the program has received in New Brunswick, Crime Stoppers has been truly successful.
Why Do We Need Crime Stoppers?
Crime Stoppers is based on the principal that “someone other than the criminal has information that can solve a crime” and was created to combat the three major problems faced by law enforcement in generating that information:
- A fear of REPRISAL
- An attitude of APATHY, and
- A reluctance to get INVOLVED
Crime Stoppers resolves these concerns by:
- Offering ANONYMITY to people who provide information about crimes.
- Paying AWARDS when the information supplied leads to arrest or successful conclusion
Three Essential Elements Make Up a Crime Stoppers Program:
The Community: Citizens become more involved and make a strong contribution towards solving crime in their communities.
The Media: Crime Stoppers methods, objectives, successes and phone numbers are publicized on a regular basis by the media.
Law Enforcement: A special Crime Stoppers phone with a well-publicized number is provided to the community. Callers are assigned a special Code number and NEVER give their names or testify in court. If, after the investigation, the information leads to an arrest or successful conclusion of a case, the caller is entitled to a cash award.
Tipsters can also submit their tips online while continuing to remain anonymous.
The Crime Stoppers program has enjoyed great success boasting an average conviction rate of 95% on cases solved by Crime Stoppers tips. Crime Stoppers programs worldwide have solved over 1.3 million crimes and recovered over 10 billion dollars worth of stolen property and narcotics.
Message from N.B. Crime Stoppers, Inc. President:
Since our inception in 1985, N.B. Crime Stoppers Inc. has assisted law enforcement agencies in solving more than 8,492 cases, resulting in more than 10,768 charges and 9,094 arrests. Their efforts have also resulted in the recovery of more than $8.76 million in property, the seizure of more than $71 million worth of drugs and more than $20.4 million in illegal contraband.
The continued increase in human trafficking, infiltration of contraband and counterfeit goods, which present health and economic threats, often under the direction of organized crime groups, the growing threat of cyber-crimes, the global demand for endangered and at risk wildlife are all threats that exist in communities all across Canada.
By working in partnership with the law enforcement agencies, the media and the public, Crime Stoppers can do a lot to help our communities in the fight against crime. With the help of all our dedicated volunteers, coordinators, supporters and partners, we will continue to fight crime in New Brunswick.
As President of N.B. Crime Stoppers Inc., I wish to thank the many volunteers, organizations, sponsors, businesses, law enforcement agencies, the media and the public that have contributed to the program’s success. As President, it is my distinct honour to express my gratitude to everyone who has made N.B. Crime Stoppers Inc. what it is today.
If you have any information concerning an unsolved crime and wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or via Secure Web Tips at www.crimenb.ca/tips. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest or successful conclusion of a crime. As always, we want your information, not your name.
Thank you for your support,
N.B. Crime Stoppers, Inc.