Why Crime Stoppers Works
The two main reasons people do not report crime is that of APATHY and FEAR OF REPRISAL. Apathy - “if the crime did not happen to you, then you tend not to get involved”. The Crime Stoppers Program combats apathy by offering a cash reward for information leading to the arrest of persons responsible for criminal activity. Crime Stoppers combats fear of reprisal by guaranteeing anonymity. When a tipster contacts us, their information is taken and a code number is assigned. The tipster is then instructed to contact the Crime Stoppers office in three weeks for an update. If the information leads to an arrest, a cash award is paid to the tipster.
The Crime Stoppers Program is now in over 1,200 communities worldwide and has been described as the “biggest impact in policing since the identification and classification of fingerprints”. The program provides a mechanism by which the community can assist in solving crimes anonymously.
Saskatoon Crime Stoppers
Crime Stoppers is NOT the police.
A volunteer Board of Directors actively administers and is responsible for our local program. Saskatoon Crime Stoppers is a nonprofit organization and is responsible for raising funds, disbursement of rewards and the community profile of the program. Saskatoon Crime Stoppers, which began in 1987, works in close co-operation with the Saskatoon Police Service, the media, business community and the general public.
Promoting justice and safety by working with the community and law enforcement to solve crime through anonymous tips
Partner With Us
Become involved as a sponsor and/or participate in fundraising events. The annual Golf Classic is held each year in June and the annual Dinner is hosted each October. Click the “Events” tab for more information.
Donate to fund ongoing programs such as “Student Crime Stoppers”
Display complimentary Saskatoon Crime Stoppers Signs in and around your business:
- Metal or Coroplast (24” x 36”) for parking lots and building exteriors
- Vinyl door / window clings (10” x 3 ½”) ideal for glass (leaves no residue)
- Bin stickers (10” x 4 ½”) for alley placement or at the exterior of your business
- Bumper stickers (15” x 3 ½”) for service vehicles
- Height strip stickers (measure up to 6’9” tall) for placement at an entryway