Crime Stoppers of Northwestern Ontario & Northern Minnesota is a registered non-profit charitable organization that is a legally structured Corporate entity within the Province of Ontario and the State of Minnesota. This Corporation is governed by an elected President, Vice-President, and Secretary-Treasurer, as well elected voting members who sits on the Corporation’s Board of Directors from our region.
The geography covered by our Crime Stoppers program is immense and takes in the area surrounding:
- Sioux Narrows
- Fort Frances
- Red Lake
- Sioux Lookout
- Pickle Lake
- International Falls
- Koochiching County
- Lake of the Woods County
- Bois Forte Band of Chippewa
- Roseau County
Under the leadership of the Corporation’s Board Director, the Board and Executive conduct fundraising and other activities that are conducted to ensure the corporation is successful in fulfilling its Corporate responsibilities, Mission and Vision within the totality of its geographic area. All members of this Corporate Executive and Board of Directors, voting and non-voting, as with all Corporations, share the legal fiduciary responsibility for the corporation’s effectiveness and success in fulfilling its Mission and Vision in accordance with all policies, procedures, and by-laws of the Crime Stoppers Program.
WHAT IS CRIME STOPPERS
CRIME STOPPERS OF NORTHWESTERN ONTARIO & NORTHERN MINNESOTA is a citizen, media and police co-operative program designed to involve the public in the fight against crime. Crime Stoppers will provide citizens with a vehicle to ANONYMOUSLY supply the POLICE with information to a crime they may have knowingly witnessed or a crime or potential crime to which they may have knowledge.
HOW DOES CRIME STOPPERS WORK?
An unsolved crime (CRIME OF THE WEEK), is brought to the attention of the public via the media. A reward is offered to anyone providing information which leads to an arrest.
Rewards are also offered for information leading to the arrest of indivduals for other criminal offences; the recovery of stolen property or the seizure of narcotics. A “HOTLINE” manned 24 hours a day by trained personnel who receive, process and pass on the information to investigating officers. Each caller is given a code number which is used in all subsequent transactions thus ensuring anonymity. Calls are not traced or recorded.
You may also Submit Your Tip securely online.
WHO ADMINISTERS THE CRIME STOPPERS PROGRAM?
A citizen’s Board of Directors actively guides the program. CRIME STOPPERS OF NORTHWESTERN ONTARIO & NORTHERN MINNESOTA, a non-profit organization, is responsible for raising of funds and the disbursement of rewards. Day to day operations are managed and performed by paid staff.
WHO FUNDS CRIME STOPPERS
It is a COMMUNITY PROJECT supported by donations of money, goods or services.