First, thank you for visiting our homepage. As you read further you will appreciate the valuable contribution the Crime Stoppers program continues to be for our law enforcement partners and most importantly the citizens of our province.
Unfortunately due to the Covid-19 outbreak we have seen significant changes in our day-to-day lives but rest assured that this pandemic has not adversely affected Crime Stoppers and our Mission Statement in making Nova Scotia a safer place to live, conduct business and raise our children.. Our phone lines and secure internet tips are still monitored twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week by trained and experienced call takers. As soon as the tip is verified it is passed on to the appropriate agencies.
As many of you are aware Crime Stoppers is not a new initiative. We have been a part of this community for 36 years, since 1987. Besides our dedicated telephone tips line and secure internet tips page we continue to look into new and innovative ways of reaching potential tipsters.
If you follow Crime Stoppers you will see that we have extensions of our program to identify those who prey upon our senior citizens and our youth. We have selected campaigns that focus specifically on drugs, illegal tobacco and vaping smuggling, human trafficking, even cyber bullying.
We are also proud of partnerships we have forged with municipal, provincial and federal governments. Crime Stoppers give and receive support with Nova Scotia businesses in part through mutual promotional activities.
We know that fear of criminal retaliation and complacency can hinder police in bringing criminals to justice. So to combat these issues we guarantee anonymity and as a further incentive we offer cash awards up to $2,000.00 for successful information that lead to an arrest and charges laid.
I invite you to link to our statistics section. This part of our homepage is updated monthly and you too can follow the outstanding accomplishments we have made.
Finally, if you would like to learn more about Crime Stoppers, I invite you to continue to read on about the beginnings of this worldwide crime fighting program.
John O’Reilly, president
Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers Assoc.