How we operate in New Brunswick
N.B. Crime Stoppers: Behind the Anonymous Tip
Each Chapter has its own civilian volunteer Board of Directors and law enforcement coordinators from each local police force and/or RCMP Detachment, as well as representatives from New Brunswick Department of Public Safety (DPS) and Fisheries & Oceans Canada (DFO).
The provincial Board (N.B. Crime Stoppers, Inc.) has the services of its own Provincial coordinator. The provincial coordinator is the liaison between New Brunswick’s law enforcement community and Crime Stoppers, as well as the media.
All anonymous tips are received at the Provincial Office at Fredericton. Calls are never recorded or traced – that is Crime Stoppers’ guarantee! Anonymity remains the single, most important reason why people call Crime Stoppers to report a crime or criminal activity. Many callers are not interested in a cash award; however, the funds are available for those who wish to receive one.
Four times a year, the 20 local boards (and their coordinators) meet with the parent board for a provincial meeting. New ideas, operational issues, correspondence, etc. are discussed quarterly. At an annual training conference, members of N.B. Crime Stoppers examine the program’s operations during the past year.
Board membership is a commitment of far more than just time. Members must give of their energy, talents, and creativity. Crime Stoppers is a registered charitable organization: board members are not paid. Their hard work reflects a belief in the philosophy of the program: helping law enforcement solve crimes and a desire to see justice done.