"Crime Stoppers is a partnership of the public, police and media which provides the community with a proactive program to anonymously assist in solving crime and contributing to an improved quality of life"
Crime Stoppers of Simcoe-Dufferin-Muskoka takes anonymous information from the public to assist the Police in solving crimes. We pay cash rewards of up to $2000 for information that leads to an arrest, charges, recovery of stolen property or seizure of illegal drugs.
Crime Stoppers is NOT a police program nor a part of any police service. Crime Stoppers is not an investigative agency. The program acts as a secure method for getting your information to the investigative agency anonymously.
Crime Stoppers is based on a well developed and trusted tri-party relationship between the Public, the Police and the Media. The Public provides the anonymous information, the Police investigate the information/crime, and the Media assists in promoting awareness of unsolved crimes and the Crime Stoppers program as a whole.
Tipsters never identify themselves
or testify in court
Crime Stoppers is a non-profit, registered charitable organization, relying on the generous contributions of our sponsors and donations from businesses and individuals.
Crime Stoppers of Simcoe Dufferin Muskoka services a vast geographical area, encompassing 110,217 square kilometers and 534,203 residents. Our communities are varied, ranging from a large city, to towns, hamlets, and rural areas.The program is operated by large team of dedicated civilian volunteers who promote public awareness and education about Crime Stoppers and assist in fund raising activities. Funds raised and donated keep the program viable by supporting the cash reward fund and covering administrative costs such as our 24/7 toll free tip line.
The Board of Directors governs the operation of the program and authorizes reward payments. The Board consists of 12 members from the community who also sit on local committees. There are locally focused committees in Barrie, Orillia, Muskoka, Dufferin, South Simcoe, Midland, Oro-Medonte and Wasaga Beach.
The Ontario Provincial Police provides a Police Officer to the program in the role of Police Co-ordinator. The Police Co-ordinator manages the two way flow of anonymous information between the program and the police. The Police Co-ordinator is responsible for the media presence of Crime Stoppers and a prominent presence for Crime Stoppers in the community via trusted relationships with the many community stakeholders.