FAQ

What is Central Alberta Crime Stoppers?

We are a non-profit organization that takes calls from people who want to report a crime in the Central Alberta region and wish to remain anonymous. If your tip leads to an arrest or seizure of drugs/stolen property you may be eligible for a reward of up to $2000.

What kind of information can I give to Crime Stoppers?

Crime Stoppers takes information about suspicious activity, crimes that have already been committed or crimes that are about to occur. We also take information regarding the whereabouts of wanted persons, stolen property, narcotics, or any other criminal activity. 

How does Crime Stoppers work?

Central Alberta Crime Stoppers provides a method for individuals to call if they have information that they want to anonymously share with law enforcement. 

Central Alberta Crime Stoppers can take your information two ways:

  • TALK to our trained operators at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477)

  • TYPE your information into our secure online tip form at www.tipsubmit.com.

For more information on how Crime Stoppers works, click here.

How can Crime Stoppers guarantee anonymity?

Crime Stoppers can offer anonymity due to a legal rule of evidence, where police do not have to identify a person who supplies information concerning criminal activity. 

Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to caller ID, we do not record your call and your IP address is not available to us. 

Click here for more information on how we protect your identity.

How do I collect my reward?

If law enforcement uses the information to help solve a crime, you may be eligible for a reward of up to $2000. A reward must be recommended and approved by the Board of Directors of Crime Stoppers. Once the reward is approved, arrangements are made for the caller to anonymously pick up their cash reward.

Nothing happened after I gave a tip to Crime Stoppers. Why?

It may take some time before police act on information you have given. There could be many reasons for that; the information may be part of a larger investigation or the information may remain on file to be used at a later time. Even if your information appears not to have been used, or if you don’t see a quick resolution, don’t think your information was not useful.

What if the caller is the victim?

If you are the victim of a crime, you should contact your local law enforcement agency or a Victim Services Program. 

Is Crime Stoppers run by the police?

No, we are separate and apart from any law enforcement agency. Police agencies provide no financial support to Crime Stoppers, although the Red Deer RCMP assign an officer to act as coordinator for the Central Alberta chapter. Volunteers who sit on the Board of Directors cannot be employed in law enforcement.

Learn more here about how Crime Stoppers assists local law enforcement.

How can I get involved with Central Alberta Crime Stoppers? 

If you would like information on volunteering for Central Alberta Crime Stoppers or making a donation, please contact us.

Have more questions? Contact us at info@centralalbertacrimestoppers.ca.