Charlotte County Crime Stoppers:
Helping to stop, solve, and prevent crime together
After 25 years, Charlotte County Crime Stoppers continues to help law enforcement stop, solve, and prevent crime in the Charlotte County through anonymous tips from the public. This civilian and charitable group serves the communities of St George, St Andrews, St Stephen, Grand Manan Island, Campobello Island, Deer Island and surrounding areas, and is one of 20 chapters in the province of New Brunswick.
Crime Stoppers is managed by a civilian board of directors who establish policy, raise funds to operate the program, and authorize award payments to Tipsters. The board is also comprised of non-voting law enforcement coordinators representing RCMP District 1, Department of Natural Resources, and Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO).
Each year, the Charlotte County Chapter recommends several tip awards due to the increasing number of credible information calls being received at the Crime Stoppers office from the Charlotte County region.
Citizens may be surprised to learn we now accept secure and anonymous tips via text messaging. Cell and Smartphone users can text TIP212 followed by your information to CRIMES (274637). You can still contact us traditionally on your cell as well -- Bell and Telus clients can dial *8477, and Rogers customers dial #8477 to reach our operators directly, or from landline phones at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). In addition, many tips are being received electronically via our secure and anonymous online application at http://www.crimenb.ca.
N.B. Crime Stoppers - crime prevention in your neighborhood
Crime Stoppers is an effective world-wide crime-solving organization with the primary objective of combining the resources of the media, law enforcement and the general public to solve crime. A steadfast principal of Crime Stoppers is the ability to collect information or "tips" on crime and criminals from citizens. To get these people involved, and to overcome apathy and indifference, cash awards are offered for anonymous tips. To overcome people's fear of retaliation, or fear of involvement, we guarantee total anonymity. Media is used to notify the public of a crime and solicit their cooperation in reporting information on the crime. Law enforcement takes the information received from tipsters and investigates; hopefully with a successful conclusion.
The distinctive feature of Crime Stoppers is that it is a community program, administered and overseen by our citizens. Crime Stoppers is not a police or government program. Simply put, Crime Stoppers is an extension of the community responding to crime. Our mission is to develop Crime Stoppers as an effective crime solving organization throughout New Brunswick, with the primary objective being: helping to stop, solve, and prevent crime together.