Put simply it is a three part approach to solving the crime problem. CRIME STOPPERS relies on cooperation between the media, the police, and the community to provide a flow of information about crime and criminals.
Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to an arrest or the recovery of stolen or crime property (Drugs), the program encourages otherwise reluctant callers to provide information.
There are now five ways that you can get a tip to Crime Stoppers here in Campbell River, by using the phone, text, internet, Facebook and Twitter.
In all cases the Campbell River Civilian Coordinator receiving the information researches the tip and then passes the information on to an investigating Police Officer or Agency suited to the information. Crime Stoppers is not a Police Agency or run by the Police.
The Phone Call
Calls are received on a 24 hour basis by trained personnel. This phone is a standalone instrument which does not provide caller ID, and conversations are not recorded.
The process is completely secure and anonymous and is a very effective and efficient means of safely communicating with us in today's world.
The unique integrated Two-Way Dialog capabilities allow the tipster to come back and provide additional information to their tip at any time, but also provides a secure means for the coordinator to ask questions or provide reward information back to the tipster through the same secure and encrypted interface.
Facebook and Twitter
Facebook and Twitter have proved to be the one most valuable tools in the fight against crime here in Campbell River. There is a secure link on the front page and the means to send a direct message to the Crime Stoppers coordinator. Be aware that if you wish to remain anonymous then leave your comments off the public page.